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The Quality of Life

by Jane Anderson

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April 12, 13*, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, & 27 @ 7:30pm

April 14, 21**, & 28† @ 2pm

*denotes PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH performance

**denotes talk back performance 

† denotes captioned performance

Directed by: Alex Frankel & Scott Hernandez 

From award-winning writer Jane Anderson comes this "magnetic work of theater" (The San Francisco Chronicle) filled with compassion and humor. Dinah and Bill, a devout, church-going couple from the Midwest are struggling to keep their lives intact after the loss of their daughter. Dinah is compelled to reconnect with her left-leaning cousins in Northern California who're going through their own trials. Jeannette and Neil have lost their home to a wildfire and Neil has cancer. However they seem to have accepted their situation with astounding good humor, living in a yurt on their burn site and celebrating life with hits of pot and glasses of good red wine. The couples clash over their beliefs about life, death, and religion, but do so with a healthy dose of humor and heart leading to some hilarious and poignant moments.

CAST

Moira Bengochea as Dinah

Rod Hearn as Bill

La Ronda Etheridge as Jeanette

Corbett Harrison as Neil

CREW

Asst. Director- Lauren Jullierat

Stage Manager: Jesse Spooner

Asst. Stage Manager: Katie Hughes

Scenic, Lighting, Prop, & Sound Designer: Chad Sweet

Accent & Dialect Coach: Rosie Brownlow-Calkin

Intimacy Directer: Thomas Rao

Costumer: TBA

Dramaturg: Luis Galvez

 

Why "The Quality of Life?"- a statement from the Artistic Leadership Committee

"This show was chosen as a part of our 85th Season, but unfortunately did not make it to the stage due to the Covid closure. When considering shows to reopen the theater with, we were called to other stories that spoke more directly to what we were experiencing at the time OR that we simply knew would make us laugh. We knew that we needed to be thoughtful about when we could bring this show back to the stage. While we were not able to bring back the entire cast and crew to the production after 3 years, we are happy to say that the directing team of Scott Hernandez and Alex Frankel, as well as several of the actors will be returning to the production to help us tell this story that reminds us that there is no “right way” to experience grief and launches a beautiful discussion from contrasting perspectives about how to cope with life’s most challenging questions."

“The Quality of Life” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

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