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
12 Ophelias
Performance Showtimes: 
Tue, Feb 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
Fri, Feb 16, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 17, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sun, Feb 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
Wed, Feb 21, 2018 - 7:30pm
Thu, Feb 22, 2018 - 7:30pm
Fri, Feb 23, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 24, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sun, Feb 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.

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