This play deals seriously with the topics of sexual assault, kidnapping, and abortion in a frank, uncompromising manner. There is some described violence that may be triggering for some audience members. For more information, please email Kevin Harris.
Keely and Du
Play by Jane Martin
Directed by Kristina Melsheimer
Artistic Direction by Michael Siebrass
September 1 – September 2, 2023
Friday @ 7 pm Saturday @ 2 pm & 7 pm
Keely and Du is a 1993 play by Jane Martin that is just as relevant and thought-provoking today as it was 30 years ago. The story centers on Du, a right-to-life activist, and Keely, a pregnant rape victim whom Du is confining. Through the course of the play, the two women transcend their circumstances and the ideological issues that separate them to forge a relationship, but one without any easy answers. Who is accountable? What is the extent of individual freedom? What are a rape victim’s rights? What are a Christian’s realities of procreation? Their passionate stories exist on the extreme edge of everyday reality. This is a mind-probing issue play with a gripping human face.
Winner of the 1993 American Theatre Critics Association Award, Best New Play
Finalist for the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
*Please note that this show is intended for adults only. If this were a movie, it would be rated “R”. For more information, please see our content advisory by clicking the “R” in the upper right corner of this page.
A connection between two women distanced by all creation is shaped with ineffable grace.
– The New York Times
Brings a bit of light as well as heat to an already red hot topic.
– Los Angeles Times
Carol MacCurdy & Tom Nuckols
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Pam & Mitch Nichter
Ubu Artistic Team Sponsors
Keely and Du is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.