Wednesday, January 07, 2015

That's Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

Shotgun Players in Berkeley has quite an astonishing 2015 season. There are six plays:
  • Antigonick, by Anne Carson
  • Heart Shaped Nebula, by Marisela TreviƱo Orta 
  • Top Girls, by Caryl Churchill
  • Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl
  • The Rover, by Aphra Behn
  • The Mousetrap, by Agatha Christie
And six staged readings:
  • Ohio State Murders, by Adrienne Kennedy
  • The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence, by Madeleine George
  • Bethany, by Laura Marks
  • To Be Announced, by an Excellent Woman Playwright
  • The Children's Hour, by Lillian Hellman
By now, you might have noticed something about the season, and you'd by right. The fine people at Shotgun were so pissed off when a major American theater company* presented a season with no work by women - while claiming it was very diverse - that they put together the season above.

I saw Shotgun's marvelous staging of Tom Stoppard's Coast of Utopia trilogy last year, in a marathon one-day presentation, and it was thrilling and wonderful. Also, because their theater, the Ashby Stage, is tiny, you're right on top of the action even if you're in the back row. So subscribe now! You won't be sorry.

* I think it was the Guthrie, a couple of years back.

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