Overrule the objection …
Opening night for the Emma Goldman Theatre Brigade. Who betrayed the Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia? Who will play the lead? Will either of the critics “get it”? You be the judge. Really.
Audience participation in this courtroom drama creates a profoundly engaging excursion into a world of women who are survivors and abusers.
Actually a farcical play within a play, the drama opens as members of a radical feminist theatre group are about to implement their innovative lottery system aimed at ensuring equal opportunity for all. They each draw the role they will play on this evening from a hat, putting sisterhood to an iron test. The performance that follows is the conspiracy trial of five women who are accused of denying the defendant Anastasia Romanov her identity. Audience members decide throughout to overrule or sustain the attorneys’ motions, creating a different play at every performance.
One of the Best Productions of the Year: “… staged crackingly.” (Lavender)
Funniest Performance of the Year: Stacey Poirier (Lavender)
Marie: Stacey Poirier Betty: Kirstin Kuchler Donna: Laura Wiebers Melissa: Katherine Kupiecki Athena: Christine Winkler Diane: Laura Coates Lisa: Noë Tallen Jenny: Emma Gochberg Amy: Delta Rae Giordano
Movement Coach: Heather C. Brady Dramaturg: Anne Bertram Stage Manager: Jennifer Long Costume Design: Stacey Poirie Props Design: Noë Tallen Lighting Design: Becky Hardy Sound Design: Dixie Treichel Set Construction: Tyler Martin Sound Board Operator: Orit Ackerman Graphic Design: Kirstin Hangsleben Program Design: Shannon Buchda