Justin Gillman* and Maria Giere Marquis as would-be lovers Robert Lebrun and Edna Pontellier in THE AWAKENING. *appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association Ben Calabrese

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Playwright Oren Stevens Source Author Kate Chopin Source Title The Awakening Producer The Breadbox  [Website] Description In the sweat of a Louisiana summer, Edna - once a good Kentucky Presbyterian, a proper wife and mother - changes: irrevocably, unapologetically, and essentially. As her appetite for expression and independence is unleashed and an unspoken passion for a Creole companion bubbles over, Edna can no longer comply with convention; the world must now mold to her specifications instead.

At the tail end of the nineteenth century, Kate Chopin penned THE AWAKENING, a novel so threatening to social norms and the prevailing gender paradigm that it destroyed her career. Now The Breadbox, in this world premiere stage adaptation, breathes new life into Chopin's feminist masterwork.
Running Time 2:00 Performers Justin Gillman   [Robert Lebrun]
Maria Marquis   [Edna Pontellier]
Robin Gabrielli   [Leonce Pontellier]
Elliot Lieberman   [Alcee Arobin]
Kirsten Peacock   [Adele Ratignolle]
Genevieve Perdue   [Mademoiselle Reisz]
Creative Staff Ariel Craft   [Director]
Margery Fairchild   [Choreographer]
Carlos Aceves   [Scenic Designer]
Julie Gotsch   [Costume Designer]
Keira Sullivan   [Lighting Designer]
Liz Ryder   [Sound Designer]
Carlos Mendoza   [Special Visual Effects]
Production Staff Allie Moss   [Assistant Director]
Maria Leigh   [Dramaturg]
Josh van Eyken   [Stage Manager]
Ariella Irula   [Assistant Stage Manager]

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