Written by Sarah Treem
Ubu's Other Shoe Artistic Direction by Michael Siebrass
May 25 – May 26, 2018
Friday @ 7 pm Saturday @ 2 pm & 7 pm
Evolution and emotion collide in Sarah Treem’s thought-provoking and sharp play about science, family, and survival of the fittest. On the eve of a prestigious conference, an up-and-coming evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field. This intimate and keenly perceptive play explores the difficult choices faced by women of every generation.
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 (Ubu Roi) 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.
A moving portrait of a woman meeting with equanimity an unexpected, often painful series of questions about the choices she made in the past.
– NY Times
Ubu's Other Shoe Season Sponsor
Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.