a (sort of) world premiere by Melissa Leilani Larson
April 11-28, 2024
in the studio theatre
THURDAYS @ 8pm
FRIDAYS @ 8pm
SATURDAYS @ 4pm (ASL April 13, Sensory Friendly April 20)
SUNDAYS @ 2pm
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What if Lady Macduff finally had her say beyond her 19 lines in The Scottish Play?
Finlay Macbeth has done Lady Helen Macduff a terrible wrong. Now they are trapped, alone together, in a purgatorial waiting room.
Sometimes the only escape is forgiving the unforgivable.
This riff on Shakespeare’s MACBETH is a life-after-death journey through the strange, the empty, and everything in-between.
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CAST & CREATIVE
Playwright: Melissa Leilani Larson
Actors: Bobby Cody & Yolanda Stange
Director: Jerry Rapier
Costume Designer: Victoria Bird
Intimacy Director: Liz Whittaker
Lighting Designer: Emma Belnap
Scenic Designer: Janice Chan
Show Art: Aaron Asano Swenson
Sound Designer: Cheryl Ann Cluff
Stage Manager: David Knoell
“Our fears do make us traitors.”
– William Shakespeare’s MACBETH, Act IV, Scene ii
“I hope people will think about these iconic people as a little more ordinary -
regular people asking questions we all find ourselves asking.”
– Playwright Melissa Leilani Larson
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY A (SORT OF) WORLD PREMIERE?
Well, Creekside Theatre Festival in Cedar Hills commissioned and produced BITTER LEMON in 2019. That production involved a new cast each performance who’d never seen the script before, performing with scripts-in-hand, learning the show as the audience did, which was very exciting. Mel mentioned to us that she’s love to see a fully-rehearsed production and, well, and here we are!