Crowded Fire Theater presents Alice Birch’s REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
The west coast premiere of Alice Birch’s REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. will be the first revolutionary production in Crowded Fire’s 20th Anniversary Season of new and contemporary plays. Praised by The Daily Telegraph as “Dazzling in its provocative daring” and “a cluster bomb of subversion,” this new production of REVOLT will feature an audacious cast directed by the theater company’s founding artistic director, Rebecca Novick. It run March 1 through March 24 at Potrero Stage, 1695 18th Street in San Francisco.
REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. could be an anthem for this moment in history; a moment when every field is facing the rage of once-silenced women, when #MeToo is shining a light in all the dark places. Exhilaratingly wild, fearless and playful – and yet still without any clear answers – REVOLT is feminism at its messy edge. Alice Birch morphs language and explodes boundaries in this darkly comic manifesto exploring the myriad ways women are styled, shaped, and confined to fit society’s expectations, asking us: What happens when we rebel?
Inspired the slogan “Well-behaved women seldom make history,” informed by the SCUM Manifesto and other feminist texts, the script builds with vignettes that attack language itself, exploring the way that words place strictures on women. REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. confronts the idea that “language uses us as much as we use language,” weaving rich poetry, sharp humor, and a fair bit of activist exhaustion into a powerful and explosive production.
Crowded Fire’s Artistic Director Mina Morita chose REVOLT for both its humor and its incendiary nature and experimental tone, a perfect match for the innovative theater’s 20th Anniversary season. At the season’s opening, she stated “It is a remarkable act to celebrate two decades of making revolutionary theater; of inspiring interrogation and revolt against the artistic and cultural norms which placate us, with our arms raised high.”
Director Novick, returning to the theater that she helped build for the first time in 10 years, will lead a cast that includes Karla Acosta, Gabriel Christian, Cat Luedtke, Leigh Rondon-Davis, Soren Santos, Elissa Beth Stebbins. Designers include Justine Law (scenic), Dylan Feldman (lighting), Keiko Shimosato Carreiro (costume), Cliff Caruthers (sound), and Adeline N Smith (props).
REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN runs at the Potrero Stage, 1695 18th Street in San Francisco
March 1 through March 24 (press opening Monday, March 5). Cast photos available Here
Wed-Saturdays 8 PM with Special Opening Night Performance on Monday, March 5, 8PM
Tickets: Prices range from $10-$35 progressively during the course of the run.
We offer Pay-What-You-Can Preview performances and student/senior/group rates.
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Cast photos available at http://www.crowdedfire.org/press/