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"When I think of Country X, the thinking starts from darkness. And by that I
mean the same darkness as the blank space in your mind, before a
thought forms. Does that make sense? Do you know what I'm talking
about? Because all thoughts, and hence all universes really start--
because they have to, right?-- from nothing. In the beginning. Right?
That's all I'm saying. So when I think of Country X, it starts, because it has
to... with my eyes closed."
Obie Award-winner Christopher Chen’s provocative fantasia, Passage, gently lifts us from our own reality and sets us down in a new place: Country X. Country X has been occupied by Country Y. Country X is allowed its own laws and leaders, but Country Y controls both and has been unfairly abusing its power to mistreat native-born citizens. Chen deftly deploys theatre’s primal evocative powers to “raise questions that make the audience profoundly uncomfortable, but simultaneously creates a welcoming space to which everyone is invited.” (Time Out New York). New Drama faculty member Adrienne Mackey, Artistic Director of Philadelphia’s Swim Pony, makes her UW Drama directorial debut.
By Christopher Chen
Directed by Adrienne Mackey
May 19 – 20, 2022
Previews May 14 & 17
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse
|SET DESIGNER||Brandon Riel||2nd year MFA designer|
|COSTUME DESIGNER||Jenni Gile||2nd year MFA designer|
|LIGHT DESIGNER||Xiaoou Li||2nd year MFA designer|