It's been a beautiful 5 weeks in the Bay area working on the World Premier of Richard Dresser's play Trouble Cometh at San Francisco Playhouse. I am thrilled to be part of the process of birthing this new play, especially because I was fortunate enough to be part of earlier workshops and readings. May Adrales has directed this fast-paced dark comedy with a deft hand, and audiences seem to be eating it up.
It has been especially inspiring to work at a theater that is committed to new work and supporting it with top notch talent. Though SF Playhouse has only been in existence for 12 years, it has been producing plays on full AEA contracts and has a dedicated subscriber base that seems very excited about the work. This is also the longest run of a new play that I've ever done which is really gratifying after the hard work of rehearsals. I've been having a wonderful time here with the lovely cast and great people at the theater and hope it is not my last time working in the Bay Area. From the sourdough bread to the awesome burritos, I am trying to take advantage of being in such a great city!
Trouble Cometh runs through June 27th. If you are in the Bay Area, please consider supporting this witty new play. I will admit that my role only puts me on stage for 10 minutes, but as the "Maggie Smith" role of the piece, I think it's a pretty terrific 10. For tickets and more information click here.