Announcing our 2014-2015 season:
"Identities in Relationship"
We all have lots of different identities. Gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, the sports team we support; these are all part of who we are. Often, in the context of relationships, both platonic and romantic, those identities are challenged. This season, This Is Water Theatre is exploring three very different stories that all ask us variations on the same question: how do relationships change us?
This Is Water Special Event:
Venus In Fur
By David Ives
Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Fur. Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress—oddly enough, named Vanda. Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomas' interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win. A mysterious, funny, erotic drama that represents yet another departure for the multifaceted David Ives.
TIWT Ensemble member, Amy Guerin, as Vanda
TIWT Artistic Director, Andrew Roblyer, as Thomas
Venus in Fur will run ONE WEEKEND ONLY from November 6-8.
Tickets are available HERE and are extremely limited. Advance reservation is strongly encouraged.
Dex & Abby
By Allan Baker
Sean and Corey are settling into their relationship and their new home; their dogs, Abby and Dex, are not. Abby, Sean’s young dog, doesn't quite fit with Dex, who has been Corey's companion and protector for thirteen years. Over a period of two years, we watch both relationships grow and change as the dogs and their owners learn more about themselves and each other. A funny, sweet and very moving tribute to the importance of the companions with whom we share our lives.
Dex & Abby is set to open in February 2015. More details TBA.
The Man in Her Dreams
By Katherine Glover
Megan Shepard is positive that Jabari Woods is the man who assaulted her and left her for dead in a local park. Nikki Woods knows her husband was home with his family the entire time. And Gloria Woods knows only that she wants her son out of prison. A play that explores memory, justice, relationships and living with a loved one behind bars.
The Man in Her Dreams is set to open in Summer 2014.