Conceived & installed by Ensemble Member dado
Script by Katherine Swan | Musical curation by Sam Clapp
Featuring actors Audrey Billings, Paul Somers, Maya Hlava, Elliot Bibat & Sam Hurwitz, and musicians Ishmael Ali, Emily Beisel, Ben Baker Billington, Sam Clapp, Molly Jones, Lia Kohl & Luc Mosley
What if the orchard was not destroyed, and we return years later to find our musicians still playing out there? In this exploration of an imagined Act Five of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, we finally get to meet and experience the offstage musicians in person. Act Five will be shared with our patrons via five open rehearsals.
Feb. 15, Feb. 22, March 1, March 8, March 9
at Facility Theatre, 1138 N California Ave.
Directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray
Featuring Ensemble Members Karen Aldridge, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Natalie West, Sadieh Rifai & Larry Grimm with EM Davis, Jacob Alexander & Bruch Reed
Leaning into the sexy, the giddy, and the heartbreaking of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, this project aims to investigate a world where desire is ignited in the most wonderfully unexpected ways. This workshop will culminate in a free, salon-style reading.
Sunday, March 5 at 3 PM
at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells St.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2023 EXPERIMENTAL SERIES SPONSORS
BARBARA & RANDY THOMAS
WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM