March 1 & 2 at 8pm & 10pm || Written by Dan Poston || Directed by Joy Brooke Fairfield
Jellia Oceanblue returns to her childhood home after the death of her mother and finds herself re-living a day in the summer of her eleventh year. With the assistance of her gun-toting grandmother and imaginary best friend, Jellia revisits the make-believe worlds of her past upon which she built her present. High in the limbs of the redwood canopy, this play-within-a-play (within a dream of a play) reminds us that every time is a twice-lived time.
March 8 at 8pm; March 10 at 8pm & 10pm || Adapted and Directed by Sukanya Chakrabarti
"Two friends there were – one mind, one heart." The two men are best of friends till both of them fall in love with the same woman, Padmini, and one of them marries her. She is in love with her husband’s mind, and the other man’s body. In an act of sacrifice, the two men chop off their heads in a temple to the Goddess Kali. When the Goddess graciously gives her the chance to rejoin the heads, Padmini mixes them up. Who is Padmini’s husband now – the man with the husband’s body, or the one with his head? Interwoven with this dramatic story is the myth of a boy with the head of a horse who struggles to rid himself of his animal head. Structured as a play within a play, this production is about the worlds of humans, animals, and Gods united in their search for completeness, and the price they may have to pay for the possibility of its attainment.
March 7 & 9 at 8pm || Written and Directed by Myrton Running Wolf
A Broadway stage manager is given the opportunity of a lifetime: a shot to direct a scene for the next musical sensation. During rehearsals, what he believes to be “Indian activists” unexpectedly arrive on stage. The activists, however, are the real characters behind the caricatures presented in the Broadway show. The Four Little Injuns try desperately to convince the stage manager to make them more human.