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GREETINGS FROM THE RED PLANET By Natalie Ann Valentine
October 9, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm PDT
GREETINGS FROM THE RED PLANET
By Natalie Ann Valentine
Friday, September 30 2022 – October 9 2022
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (ST)
A QUEER SPACE ODYSSEY FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR SPECIES
In the not-so-distant future, Arin, a gender fluid barista, finds themselves on a one-way trip to live on Mars while Earth races towards climate collapse. Alone on the spaceship Resilience, Arin experiences the weirdness of time, as their past, present and future collide to reveal the power of vulnerability, honesty, human connection and resilience on a frail and failing planet.
We are thrilled to be presenting the first full production of this transcendent new play. This play takes a journey to inner and outer space that is both epic and personal. Natalie has managed to intertwine so many relevant and urgent themes in the struggles of one dynamic and imperfect character. Arin experiences the isolation and despair that so many of us are familiar with today as we climb our way out of the pandemic, and their trajectory toward forgiveness and redemption brings a profound understanding of our resilience in the face of all these crises in front of us.
About the Playwright
Natalie Ann Valentine (she/they) is a playwright, actor, burlesque performer, fiber artist, poet, and theatre-maker. Natalie has worked as a playwright in capacities large and small with Caps Lock Theatre, the Orchard Project’s Liveness Lab (NYC), Inkubator New Works Laboratory, Fractal Theatre Collective, Longacre Lea, Pinky Swear Productions, Keegan Theater, Theater Alliance, Convergence Theatre, One Minute Play Festival, Rorschach Theatre, Pointless Theater Company, Young Playwrights’ Theater, NuSass, Spitball Theatre, The University of Maryland, the Kennedy Center’s Page2Stage Festival and Playwright Intensive (DC), Interrobang, Mobtown Players (Baltimore), Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte (NC), high schools, universities, summer camps, and more. Natalie is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and participates in their playwriting mentorship program. If you are looking for hopeful queer magic with a touch of melancholy, you are in the right place. She has three cats and writes about them often. Follow her on Instagram @half.blind.cat or on Twitter @NAVplaywright.Click Here to Buy Tickets