June Shows to See!

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Jessica Lynn Carrol and Lori Prince in An Entomologist’s Love Story

Dry Land
Written by: Ruby Rae Spiegel
Directed by: Ariel Craft
Performed by: Martha Brigham, Grace Ng, Adam Magill, Amy Nowak, Don Wood
Amy and Ester are teammates on a suburban Florida high school swim team. Ester is aiming for a scholarship. Amy just wants to get through an unwanted pregnancy. The New York Times describes Dry Land: “this portrait of an unlikely friendship under uncommon pressure is tender, caustic, funny and harrowing… Ms. Spiegel demonstrates an uncanny gift for presenting the unavoidable messiness of being young.”
Runs from May 17th through June 17th, Shotgun Players Box Office (Berkeley)

An Entomologist’s Love Story
Written by: Melissa Ross
Directed by: Giovanna Sardelli
Performed by: Jessica Lynn Carrol, Lori Prince, Will Springhorn Jr., Luca Verbrugghe
Working at the Museum of Natural History has its ups and downs for entomologists Betty and Jeff. As they research the mating rituals of bugs, they find their own complicated relationships increasingly under the microscope. An Entomologist’s Love Story is a hilarious, edgy and explicit look at love in our times. An Entomologist’s Love Story is an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award recipient.
Runs from May 8th through June 23rd, San Francisco Playhouse (San Francisco)

Selections from “Curren$y”
Written by: Dan Wolf
Directed by: Ashley Smiley
Produced by: Felonious and Circuit Network
Curren$y is an all-female rapshow based on The Merchant of Venice. Featuring rappers and actors performing with a live hip hop band, this selection from the full length show brings you inside the world 
of Venice City, a bustling metropolis filled with chaos and divisions. The city is changing. Class and religion divides us. Hate and fear fuels our ignorance. And money is what drives us all.
Presented on June 9th, 2018, The Flight Deck (Oakland)

Sprint
Written by: Nana Duffuor
Presented by: Nana Duffuor and Indigo Mateo
Sprint is a performance blending film, theater, poetry, music, and dance to tell the coming of age story of Nana D., a queer black child of Ghanaian immigrants, discovering herself (and her dignity) in White America.In the era of #BlackGirlMagic, Sprint begs the critical question: “What happens when a magical black girl breaks?”
Presented on June 17th, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, The Flight Deck (Oakland)

Sense & Sensibility
Written by: Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by: Susan E. Evans
Performed by: Megan BriggsHeather Buck, Alan Coyne, Michael Craigen, Alisha Ehrlich, Nathan Emley, Heather Kellogg, Dennis Markam, Sarah Ruby, and Ginny Wehrmeister
Produced by: Town Hall Theatre Company
Called “exuberant,” “inventive” and “an unconditional delight” by the critics, this rollicking new adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel is full of humor and inventive theatricality, while staying remarkably faithful to the beloved classic.  Follow the adventures (and misadventures) of the Dashwood sisters — sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne — in gossipy late 18th century England.  When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
Runs from May 31 through June 23rd, Town Hall Theatre (Lafayette)

Two Mile Hollow
Written by: Leah Nanako Winkler
Directed by: Lily Tung Crystal
Performed by: Rinabeth Apostol, Greg Ayers, Sean Fenton, Karen Offereins, and Michelle Talgarow
Produced by: Ferocious Lotus and Intersection for the Arts
In TWO MILE HOLLOW, we meet the Donnellys, a famous, dysfunctional, Caucasian family who are so obsessed with their own privilege that they don’t know what to make of their son’s ethnically ambiguous assistant who comes to visit. Through the weekend, hilarity ensues as siblings argue over women and motorcycles, a mother creates self-loathing in her gluten-intolerant daughter, and complicated and unique secrets are unveiled over white wine.
Runs from June 23 through July 15, Potrero Stage (San Francisco)

 

 

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