NIGHT OVER ERZINGA | 3F, 4M
Tells the moving story of how a man can lose everything but his heart, and how a grandmother can reach through time, reclaim a story, and bring her children “home.” Spanning two continents and three generations, from the Armenia of 1913, to 1930’s Massachusetts, to 1960’s New York, the play uses memory and dreamscapes as it reunites ghosts with the living, all yearning to find a way to make peace with their past.
Premiered at Golden Thread Productions (2011) and Silk Road Theatre Project (2012). Commissioned and developed by Middle East America: A National New Plays Initiative created by Golden Thread Production (San Francisco), Lark Play Development Center (NYC), and Silk Road Theatre Project (Chicago).
“… a triumph of live theater…creating unforgettable dramatic–and, yes, comic–images of immigrant heritage, of our common heritage.”
– Berkeley Daily Planet
“In its first outing, the groups’ Middle East America new plays initiative proves a success.”
– The San Francisco Examiner
TAKING FLIGHT | 1F
First there was Mary and Rhoda, then Thelma and Louise, and now Adriana and Rhonda, two loveable and unforgettable friends. One, searching for the goddess and her shamanic roots, the other, planning her epic “Godfather meets the Mists of Avalon” wedding, until 9/11 changes everything, leaving one in a hospital bed and the other intent on doing whatever it takes to save her friend. In this award winning play, “Sevahn Nichols joins the ranks of the best,” (SD Union Tribune) as she takes you on a deeply moving, hilarious, and courageous journey into the depth of friendship, the challenge of care-giving, and the resilience of the human spirit.
Produced by Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, San Diego Rep, the Goodman Theatre, Stages Theater and Teatro Vision Santa Cruz. Originally developed at the Sundance Theatre Lab, South Coast Repertory.
“[this] enthralling play is an example of how good a one person show can be.”
“80 minutes of tremendous theatre satisfaction…”
– SD Theatre Scene