The Works by Women San Francisco Meetup Group was pleased to visit Virago Theatre for the first time at the inspiring Flight Deck space in Oakland. The production was the Bay Area premiere of Catherine Trieschmann’s Crooked, a hilarious and searing play about sexual questioning, spirituality, and what it means to embrace both. 14 year old Laney arrives in Oxford, Mississippi with a twisted back, a mother in crisis and a burning desire to be a writer. Meeting Maribel, a fervent believer in the power of Jesus Christ, brings on intense, rapturous feelings that aren’t just from finding the lord.
Women working on the production include: Jamella Cross (Laney), Angela Dant (Elise), Isadora Cross (Maribel), Tyler Barnes (u/s), Elle Ghini (Lighting Designer), Brooke Jennings (Costume Designer), Rebecca Castelli (Dialect Coach), Lisa Bush Finn (Choreography), Kelly Conley (Producer; Props Designer; Managing Director), Laura Lundy-Paine (Artistic Director).
From Sam Hurwitt’s San Jose Mercury News review: “the play is both funny and disturbing, layered with cruelty and tenderness, wrenching anxiety and marvelous turns of phrase.”
If you saw the play with WWSF or on your own, leave a comment and share your perspective about the work.
Next Meetup is Patricia Milton’s Enemies: Foreign and Domestic at Central Works on Sunday, 3/15 at 5pm. To buy your ticket, go to http://centralworks.org and use discount code “WbyW” for a $22 ticket (plus $2.25 service charge.)