Left-Handed Darling: A Workshop
Foul Play Productions announces a reading of Nikita Schoen's LEFT-HANDED DARLING, as part of their new workshop series intended to cultivate artists breaking into theater production.
LEFT-HANDED DARLING is the story of Calliope, a young girl obsessed by a different sort of beauty. Calliope loves her nighttime walks, and the chance to collect road-kill to make a new friend. Calliope loves her special guardians, parts extra, parts missing. What Calliope doesn't love are cages, and flashbulbs, and people yelling things like "Freak!" and "Murderer!"
Wrestling with flashbacks and reality, sedation and sanity, Calliope has never known a life that doesn't resemble the sideshow. From a childhood of dimly lit strangeness to the cyclops-eye of the spotlight, the canvas flaps of Calliope's world are thrown wide, revealing a gracefully demented identity cobbled together out of fairy tales, freak shows and family tragedy.
This bold new workshop format harnesses the talent of two great SF directors and a stable of Foul Play's finest talent, giving creator, designer and audience alike unparalleled power to transform the work! This reading coupled with an audience feedback forum is the first stage in a two-step workshop; followed by the second step, a designer showcase; and culminating in a world premiere.
LEFT-HANDED DARLING, created by Nikita Schoen (developed with Michelle Talgarow and Sean Owens), is a freshly-devised theatrical adventure slated for production in 2011 at Foul Play's new home, The Gaiety Theatre! Thanks entirely to the generosity and support of the EXIT Theatre, this special four-night preview series will allow us to gather viewers' insight, and make the pivotal next steps to bringing LEFT-HANDED DARLING to life!
The readings are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm on July 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th, 2010 at the EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy Street, SF. Admission is a suggested donation of $15 and a receptive mind.
the EXIT Theatre
156 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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