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12 Ophelias (a play with broken songs)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 7:30pm to Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 4:00pm
$10 students \ $14 senior, UW employee or retiree, UWAA \ $20 regular \ Pay-What-You-Can Wed Feb 21
Performance Showtimes: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:30pm
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

“Years. And a girl is just a story,
and a woman’s shame is un-felt,
and the boy grows up
with a cruel mouth
and a vindictive heart,
and feels no remorse
for what he has done.
It’s paying time. I feel it.”

12 Ophelias (a play with broken songs)
By Caridad Svich
Directed by Amanda Friou, 2nd year MFA director
Part of Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare Festival
February 16 – 25
Previews February 13 & 15
Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre, University of Washington

In a neo-Elizabethan Appalachia, Ophelia rises out of the water, dreaming of Pop-Tarts and imagining how things might have gone differently for her. Hamlet is here, as Rude Boy. Gertrude is a brothel madam, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern her androgynous helpers. Playwright Caridad Svich constructs a beguiling lyrical landscape out of broken desires and repaired ambitions.

RUN TIME: This show runs approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.
AUDIENCE NOTE: Please note that the house will open 5 minutes prior to showtime. The lobby will open one hour prior to showtime, and additional seating will be made available in the lobby.
CONTENT: This production contains nudity, simulated sex, and violence. It is recommended for mature audiences ages 16+.
LOBBY TALK NOTE: The pre-show Lobby Talk has been moved from the 1st Sunday to the 2nd Sunday of the run. It will now take place at 1:00 PM on Sunday, February 25th. Patrons with tickets to the 2/18 show who wish to attend the 2/25 show instead may exchange those tickets for no additional fee by calling the ArtsUW ticket office at 206.543.4880. Click here for more information on the lobby talk.

See show program

Ophelia Porscha Shaw
Gertrude Tamsen Glaser
H Brandon Pascal
R André Brown
G Semaj Miller
Mina Hailey Henderson
Chorus Carlie Arledge
Bella Brown
Gabrielle Boettner
Mira Goins
Natalie Modlin
Emily Wallace
Director Amanda Friou
Set Designer Isabel Le
Lighting Designer Ranleigh Starling
Costume Designer Jordan Fell