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July 1-10, 2022

Edith Can Shoot Things & Hit Them by A. Rey Pamatmat

When 12-year-old Edith makes an unfortunate spur-of-the-moment decision with her air rifle, she, her older brother Kenny, and his boyfriend Benji find themselves suddenly at odds with the adult world around them. A. Rey Pamatmat’s achingly beautiful play explores first love, the pangs of youth, and the universal search to find your family of choice. This production, directed by Đạt Peter Ton, is the latest from our award-winning John Steven Kellett Memorial Series.

July 15-24, 2022

SIMPROV
by Laurence Klavan

A serious and surreal comedy about technology, entertainment, and identity. Two couples are on contrasting journeys: Barbara and Alan, in middle age, are being pulled apart by her ever-increasing involvement in video and internet experiences; Actor and Actress, early twenties, are suddenly fired from their TV series and thrown into a world of new technologies and plastic surgery. Their paths will cross in “Simprov,” a new live version of such video games as “The Sims,” using real and discardable people. They will meet again when they are unrecognizable even to themselves, before returning to completely altered lives.  (Synopsis by the Playwright)