The Quality of Life explores the challenging issues of life, death, morality and more with humor, pathos and no-nonsense language. This show is not recommended for children under age 17.
Staged Reading: The Quality of Life
Written by Jane Anderson
Artistic Direction by Michael Siebrass
January 21 – January 22, 2022
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED
After making every effort to find a way for the “show to go on”, we are sorry to announce that this show has been canceled due to a positive COVID infection within the cast and crew. If you have already purchased tickets, you will be contacted regarding exchanging, donating or receiving a refund. We hope to reschedule this show at a future date.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Set in the Berkeley hills after a major fire, Jane Anderson’s 2007 play introduces us to Jeannette, an earthy, high-spirited woman whose husband, Neil, is dying of cancer. When her cousin Dinah from Ohio comes for a visit with her husband, Bill, the two couples — one solidly on the left, the other resolute in their conservative Christian beliefs — are made to confront their huge dissimilarities.
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.
…a remarkable and completely engrossing new play.
Ubu's Other Shoe Season Sponsor
Pam & Mitch Nichter
Ubu Artistic Director Sponsor
"Toast of the Town" Wine Partner
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. - www.concordtheatricals.com