Recommended for older teens and up due to language and content.
Girls Like That
Written by Evan Placey
Ubu's Other Shoe Artistic Direction by Michael Siebrass
Directed by Kerry DiMaggio
April 19 – April 20, 2019
Fri @ 7 pm Sat @ 2 pm & 7 pm
What would you do if a naked photograph of you went viral and you couldn’t stop it? That’s what’s happened to teenager Scarlett and soon she becomes the center of everyone’s attention. Rumors run wild and everyone quickly forms an opinion …or two. But Scarlett stays silent. Girls Like That focuses on adolescent female friendship and its fragility in the face of societal and cultural pressures.
About the Playwright
Evan Placey is a Canadian-British playwright and screenwriter who grew up in Toronto and now lives in London. His work for adults and young audiences has been produced internationally and translated into multiple languages.
About Ubu’s Other Shoe & Staged Readings
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.
An urgent, powerful examination of how frightening this phenomena [ie sexting] has made the teenage world”
– National Drama Magazine
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