Feb 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 (7 PM); Mar 1, 7, 8, (7 PM); Feb 16, 17, 23, 24 (8 PM); Mar 2, 3, 9, 10 (8PM); Feb 18, 25 (3PM); Mar 4, 11 (3PM)
The latest from Word for Word, the ensemble whose mission is to tell great stories with elegant theatricality, staging performances of classic and contemporary fiction.
Wry, electric commentary on the dark corners, the everyday, and the oft-overlooked, these five Bay Area stories from Lucia Berlin's posthumous A Manual for Cleaning Women illuminate her insightful, compassionate view of American society. Set to an evocative jazz score (Marcus Shelby, composer), and vivid projections (Naomie Kremer, artist) these witty stories feature a complex woman balancing motherhood, a working life, and addiction.
"In the field of short fiction, Lucia Berlin is one of America's best-kept secrets. That's it. Flat out. No mitigating conditions."
Directed by Nancy Shelby and JoAnne Winter
The stories featured include: "Her First Detox", "Emergency Room Notebook 1977", "Unmanageable", "502", and "Here It Is Saturday."
The Cast includes: Cassidy Brown*, Jeri Lynn Cohen*, Ryan Williams French*, Norman Gee*, Gendell Hernandez*, Delia MacDougall*, Indiia Wilmott and Phil Wong.