Written by Melissa James Gibson
Directed by Danielle McNamara
Artistic Direction by Michael Siebrass
August 5 – August 6, 2016
Friday @ 7 pm Saturday @ 2 pm & 7 pm
A minty green pill—medication or sugar? Louise is working on a placebo-controlled study of a new female arousal drug. As her work in the lab navigates the blurry lines between perception and deception, more and more of these same questions pertain to her life at home. With uncanny insight and unparalleled wit, Melissa James Gibson’s affectionate comedy examines slippery truths and the power of crossed fingers.
What is a Staged Reading?
A staged reading is a form of theatre without sets or full costumes and props. The actors read from scripts, sometimes using music stands. They may be seated, stand in fixed positions, or incorporate minimal stage movement.
SLO REP’s staged reading series is named after the infamous trilogy of plays written by Alfred Jarry that were banned from the stage after riots erupted on opening night. Ubu’s Other Shoe pays homage to the spirit of Jarry and to all artists who strive to explore the fringes of their art. This exciting series exists to offer actors, directors and audience members an opportunity to experience incredible plays that do not necessarily fit into our regular main stage season. Thank you for taking this journey with us.
Smart, droll, beautifully observed…
– New York Magazine
I knew I was interested in trying to explore the cusp between hilarity and tragedy, that fine line where single moments can contain extreme emotions.
– Melissa James Gibson
Gina Kirk & Jim Solomon
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Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.