“In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing
About the dark times.“
Bertolt Brecht 1939
Singing in the face of fear is an act of courage and hope. As we emerge from the pandemic, we enter phase one of our reopening with an evening of plays that touch our hearts with delightful comedy and the unity of song!
Singing in the Dark Times is an evening of short plays featuring
Excellence Noir with a staged reading of
Jourdán D. Olivier-Verdé’s Four Women: Rainbow of the African Diaspora
and the Theatre Lunatico ensemble performing in:
Gail and Peter – Or: Pygmalion in Brooklyn, written by Carol Lashof
Medea, by Christopher Durang and Wendy Wasserstein
Ida! Ida! Did You Look In The Fridge? an original improvised play by Theatre Lunatico
Featuring: Jeannette Adejobi, Carla BaNu Dejesus, Jenni Greene, Jeffrey Kimmich, Shawn Oda, Omar Osario-Peña, Lauri Smith, and Chanel Tilghman
Directors: Jourdán D. Olivier-Verdé and Tina Taylor
October 22-November 7, 2021
Fridays & Satudays at 7:30PM
Sundays at 3PM
Tickets available in advance (choose your own price) and by donation at the door, space permitting.
Our COVID-19 Policy:
Masks and proof of full vaccination are required for everyone entering the theater.
Please bring proof of full vaccination status (CDC card, or photo, or a CA-issued QR Code) & please wear a mask properly fitted over you nose & mouth at all times while in the theater.
Performers are all fully-vaccinated and will be performing without masks.
There will be no intermission, and food and drink will not be allowed in the theatre as we have done in the past. However, we fully encourage you to arrive early or stay late to enjoy some pizza from La Val’s. They have supported our ongoing residency at the Subterranean Theatre throughout this pandemic, and by supporting them, you are supporting this vital East Bay venue!
Rehearsal for Medea with Jenni Greene, Jeffrey Kimmich, Shawn Oda, Omar Osario-Pena, and Lauri Smith.
Photo credits: W. Newton & Eileen Fisher