Temescal Art Center
Oakland, CA
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Shape-shifters, time-travelers, and rebellious women take the stage in ESCAPE VELOCITY, a collection of fantastical short plays to be presented by Those Women Productions for six performances only, February 17-25 at Temescal Art Center in Oakland.

Playwrights: Victoria Chong Der, Genevieve Jessee, Carol Lashof,   and Madeline Puccioni.

Directors: Norman Patrick Johnson and Libby Vega.

Acting Ensemble: Lijesh Krishnan, Brianna Rodriguez, J. Adan Ruiz, Brittany Sims, Julie Ann Valdez, and Loralee Windsor.

Production team:  Bert van Aalsburg*, Laura Cox, JJ Hersh, William Newton, and Samuel Raskin.

*Member, Actors Equity Association.

Choose your own price for all performances.
Suggested price: $25
Supporter: $35
No minimum

Run time is approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

THE 4:00 PM PERFORMANCE ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 WILL BENEFIT GIRLS INC. OF ALAMEDA COUNTY, "inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold."

Theater-makers Carol S. Lashof and Libby Vega formed Those Women Productions on International Women's Day, 2014, to stage hidden truths of gender and power. The following year, the fledgling company was named Best Year-Old Theater Company by the East Bay Express. ESCAPE VELOCITY will be their fifth production.

(All plays performed on each date)

By Genevieve Jessee
To stop his wife from getting an abortion, a man travels back in time to confront his problem at the source: Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.

By Carol S. Lashof
A story-junkie asks: can a love of narrative go too far? When do we need to put down the book and face the world?

Eurybia and the Pirate Queen
By Madeline Puccioni
Suppose you have a few glasses of wine, and start talking to a statue of a Goddess, in your throne room?   Are you drunk?  Mad?  Or divine?

Sarah Goodin
By Madeline Puccioni
Holy Church has already claimed your son for the priesthood, and burnt your best friend as a witch, now they want your farm, and your freedom.  How far will you go to stop them?

The Visitor
By Victoria Chong Der
Nell's mother has always been a role model, an inspiration, and yes, a bit of a hippie. But this time shes really done it -- a romantic entanglement with a convict?

Who Dares
By Carol S. Lashof
Macbeth's story has ended in despair, betrayal, and death, as it always does  or has, so far. Three supernatural beings offer him a chance to try again.


Temescal Art Center (View)
511 - 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 10
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Those Women Productions
On BPT Since: Jun 13, 2014
Those Women Productions