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Here’s our season – our 17th in San Francisco:
This is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan Sept-Oct
Just seen on Broadway with Michael Cera, and set in 1982,Youth follows forty-eight hours in the lives of three very lost young souls. Funny, painful and compassionate, it is a living snapshot of the moment when many young people go out into the world on their own, far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.
In Love and Warcraft by Madhuri Shekar ** Nov-Dec
Evie is a master of relationships. Other people’s relationships. She uses strategy, finds people’s weaknesses, and then attacks with words weaponized with just the right amount of guilt, longing, and/or lust – whatever a relationship may need. You know, all the skills and tactics she picked up on the way to becoming one of the best World of Warcraft players in the world. But there’s one Boss Evie can’t master – and that’s herself.
Of Serpents and Sea Spray by Rachel Bublitz * Jan, 2016
Serpents is the story of an orphan named Iro who is the subject of ridicule by other children and punishment by uncaring foster parents. During one of her many tours through solitary confinement in the closet, Iro’s imagination brings the her with a mission: find Pegasus. On her quest, taking with her only books and her imaginary friend Annika, Iro hides herself on an ocean liner, joins a circus, and has many other adventures, and along the way finds the truth about the death of her parents.
Sam and Dede, or My Dinner with Andre the Giant by Gino DiIorio * Feb, 2016
It’s a totally true story: 12-year old Andre the Giant, already over 6 feet tall and 240 pounds, didn’t fit on the school bus. Andre’s neighbor, as repayment of a favor, offered to drive Andre to school in his truck. The neighbor was Samuel Beckett. “Sam and Dede, or My Dinner with Andre the Giant,” imagines a series of scenes between a giant – a man who cannot hide, and a writer obsessed with silence. Dilorio fashions a world as absurd as a Beckett play itself.
Middletown by Will Eno ** March-April, 2016
An absurdist with the comic sensibilities of Jon Stewart, Eno’s take on Our Town follows the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown as they intersect in strange and poignant ways, in a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space and points between. It is a wry, human portrait of a town with two lives, one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious.
Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare May-June, 2016
Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of a young African-American con man, Paul, who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy, white New York couple, claiming he is the son of actor Sidney Poitier, and that he has just been mugged and all his money is gone. No subject is left untouched in this comic, fast-paced and affecting piece.
*World Premiere ** Regional Premiere