Opening March 5th!
THE ALIENS by Annie Baker
Ironweed Productions celebrates its 15th anniversary and launches its 2020 Season with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker's comically off-beat and gently moving play, The Aliens. Set in a desolate lot behind a Vermont tea shop, this three-character story explores alienation, friendship, and both the genius and the idiot that lie within each of us. Baker, one of the freshest and most unique voices in contemporary American theater, has crafted a play that is by turns volatile, tender, and hauntingly nuanced, and one in which silences reveal the most profound truths. In her “quietly devastating” play “there is something distinctly Chekhovian in the way her writing accrues weight and meaning simply through compassionate, truthful observation” (The New York Times).
The production opens March 5th and runs through March 22nd.
The Aliens is directed by Artist Team member Lynn Goodwin and director of Constellations and The Big Heartless with Just Say It Theater. And the production features: Matt Sanford, Niko’a Salas, and Mickey Dolan.
We will return to the Second Space at Teatro Paraguas, a unique, intimate 50-seat, in-the-round experience on 3205 A Calle Marie in the exciting and electric Siler-Rufina District.
And The Aliens includes $15 Saturday matinees!
Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $25 General Admission; $20 for seniors, teachers and the military; and $15 for students and for the Saturday matinees.
CRY IT OUT by Molly Smith Metzler
Coming this Fall, running October 8th - 25th, Ironweed presents Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler: a “poignant comedy about three women and one man fumbling their way through the fog of new parenthood” (The Washington Post). Metzler's play is a moving and laugh-out-loud funny look at parenthood in America, exploring class, marriage, career, and friendship that is often found in the most unexpected places.
The production will run October 8th through the 25th, also at the Teatro Paraguas Second Space.
Stay tuned for more details!