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    AGNES UNDER THE BIG TOP
    a tall tale

    by Aditi Brennan Kapil

    Directed by Michael Dove

    September 5-28, 2013

     
    Click here for a full list of performance dates and here for ticketing information
     
    AREA PREMIERE
    To the music of the subway, six lives intersect in this comic adventure about immigrant life in America. A Liberian nurse, a Bulgarian one-time ringmaster and his wife, an Indian subway driver trainee, a nomadic busker, and a bedridden woman pursue dreams, peace, and a place in this strange new world.
     
    OpenForum discussions will follow Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday evening show
     
     
    featuring: Joy Jones*+, Annie Houston+ (bobrauschenbergamerica), Nora Achrati+ (Church), Ed Christian (The Language Archive), Jon Jon Johnson, and Jason Glass.
     
     
    scenic design by Steven Royal
    lighting design by Katie McCreary
    costume design by Chelsey Schuller
    sound design by Thomas Sowers+
    properties design by Patti Kalil+
    dramaturgy by Laura Esti Miller
    stage management by Maggie Clifton
    assistant direction by Jecamiah Ybanez
    graphic design by Carolyn Sewell
     
    *Member of Actor's Equity Association
    +Forum Ensemble Member, Season 10
     
     
    PLAYWRIGHT BIO


    Aditi Brennan Kapil is a playwright, actress, and director, of Bulgarian and Indian descent, raised in Sweden and currently residing in Minneapolis, MN. Her play Love Person, a four-part love story in Sanskrit, ASL, and English, has been produced to critical acclaim around the country. It was developed during a Many Voices residency at the Playwrights' Center, workshopped at the Lark Play Development Center in NYC, and selected for reading at the National New Play Network (NNPN) conference 2006. Love Person was then produced in a NNPN rolling world premiere at Mixed Blood Theatre (MN), Marin Theater (CA), and Phoenix Theatre (IN), in the 2007/08 season. In 2008/09 it was produced at Live Girls! Theatre in Seattle, Alley Repertory Theatre in Boise, and Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago; and received the Stavis Playwriting Award in 2009. Agnes Under The Big Top, a tall tale was selected as a 2009 Distinguished New Play Development Project by the NEA New Play Development Program hosted by Arena Stage, and was developed by the Lark Play Development Center (NY), Mixed Blood Theatre (MN), InterAct Theatre (PA), the Playwrights' Center (MN), and the Rhodope International Theater Laboratory (Bulgaria). This play premiered at Mixed Blood Theatre and Long Wharf Theatre (CT) in 2011, and Borderlands Theater (AZ) in 2012 in a NNPN rolling world premiere. Ms. Kapil is currently writing a trilogy commissioned by Mixed Blood Theatre based on the Hindu trinity, and a play loosely based on the character of Imogen in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre.

     

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    PRESS

    Washington Post: Forum Theatre's 'Agnes Under the Big Top'

    Broadway World: Agnes Under the Big Top to Open Forum Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season

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    SHOW DATE LIST

    Thursday, Sept 5 @ 8PM Saturday, Sept 7 @ 8PM Sunday, Sept 8 @ 2PM
    Wednesday, Sept 11 @ 8PM Thursday, Sept 12 @ 8PM Friday, Sept 13 @ 8PM
    Saturday, Sept 14 @ 8PM Sunday, Sept 15 @ 2PM Wednesday, Sept 18 @ 8PM
    Thursday, Sept 19 @ 8PM Friday, Sept 20 @ 8PM Sunday, Sept 22 @ 8PM
    Monday, Sept 23 @ 8PM Wednesday, Sept 25 @ 8PM Thursday, Sept 26 @ 8PM
    Friday, Sept 27 @ 8PM Saturday, Sept 28 @ 2PM Saturday, Sept 28 @ 8PM