“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.
|Rude Boy||Xavier Bleuel|
|Set Designer||Isabel Le|
|Lighting Designer||Ranleigh Starling|
|Costume Designer||Jordan Fell|