Cut to the Chase 19’: Building Bridges
Runs August 11th- 21st!
This Cut to The Chase Theme will explore theatre as the art of empathy. In a time of great division, anger, and fear, can we still find our way to seeing the basic humanity that joins us all?
Vanya on the Plains
A World Premiere!
Written by Jason Hedrick
Directed by Kayla Adams
Hedrick’s play imagines a future totalitarian society in which in-person human interaction is greatly diminished and daily life experiences are detached from reality in favor of digital virtual reality experiences. The “plains” of the title is a barren land only somewhat more livable than the neighboring sector, the Outlands. In an attempt to acquaint his family and friends with real-time and real-space personal interaction and genuine relationships, the 79-year old Elijah convinces them to perform Chekhov’s UNCLE VANYA despite the fact that the younger members of the family have never seen a play and have no conception of acting.