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Hurricane Diane

By Madeleine George

Directed by Nancy Carlin

Monday, April 23 & Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7pm

Yes! A new play by the author of The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence and Precious Little. This is both a modern re-imagining of The Bacchae and a darkly comic piece that addresses climate change.

Botticelli in the Fire

By Jordan Tannahill

Directed by Richard Mosqueda

Monday, June 11 & Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 7pm

While painting The Birth of Venus, famed artist and bon-vivant Sandro Botticelli becomes entangled in sexual and political brinkmanship that puts a lot more than his masterpiece at stake. Caught in a web between the powerful Medici family, the Church, and his young lover, he must choose between art and survival.

Kill Move Paradise

By James Ijames

Directed by Darryl V. Jones

Monday, July 30 & Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 7pm

Kill Move Paradise takes the Elysium of Greek antiquity and flips the script. Inspired by recent events, the play is an expressionistic buzz saw through the contemporary myth that "all lives matter.” “[Kill Move Paradise] radiates an urgent and hypnotic theatrical energy”
—The New York Times

The Secretaries

By The Five Lesbian Brothers (Maureen Angelos, Lisa Kron, Babs Davy, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey)

Directed by Brady Brophy-Hilton

Monday, November 5 & Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 7pm

In the guise of satiric exploitation-horror, The Secretaries takes an unflinching look at the warping cultural expectations of femininity.

The Cherry Orchard

By Anton Chekhov

Adapted by Emily Mann

Directed by Jeffrey Lo

Monday, January 14 & Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7pm

Universally acknowledged as one of the masterpieces of world theatre. "…direct and accessible…[Mann] has illuminated her scenes with broad, bittersweet and warmly wry comic moments…" —Variety

Series Coordinators

Leigh Rondon-Davis
Michelle Talgarow

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