Circular by Laura Shamas

AlterTheater Ensemble

AlterTheater presents a Kilroys List honorable mention (Best New Plays by Women Writers). When war crashes from Afghanistan through time into Homer's Odyssey, a battle-scarred soldier seeks refuge in Odysseus' place of solace. On Circe's island, a combat doctor and her commanding officer fight against the most treacherous modern and ancient monsters, determined to leave no one behind.

This is what SF/Arts curator Jean Schiffman has to say about Circular by Laura Shamas :

Laura Shamas, a playwright in AlterTheater’s residency program, wrote this time-traveling drama in which the modern-day war in Afghanistan is transported to Homer’s “Odyssey.” There, on Circe’s island, a battle ensues: a doctor and soldier fight monsters, both modern and ancient. Her world premiere, Shamas says, “centers on a theatrical-psychological experience of PTSD from a female perspective.”

Event Info
Jun 28 → Jun 30
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
AlterTheater offers sliding scale tickets to low-income members of the community; regular tickets: $15-$49.
WCAF West End Studio Theater
1554 Fourth Street, San Rafael
Info: 415-454-2787
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