ANNA CONSIDERS MARSReturn

Playwright Ruben Grijalva Producer PlayGround  [Website] Description Things aren’t going great for Anna, or the rest of the planet for that matter. As executive director of the flailing Center for the Preservation of Uncharismatic Species, she has a front row seat to a global mass extinction event. As her mother’s caretaker, she’s reminded daily of our inevitable decline. And though a ubiquitous augmented reality platform renders a pretty face on it all, the flood waters keep rising, the food supply keeps dwindling, and there is a pervasive sense that humanity’s best days are behind us. In this context, the worldwide search for the first Mars colonists becomes a source of great hope. Anna is hopeful that there, with a human species attempting to start over, she can start over too. Now she just has to get her hands on a golden ticket. A PlayGround/Planet Earth Arts co-commission, originally developed at the 2018 PlayGround Festival of New Works. Running Time 2:00 Performers Melissa Ortiz   [Anna Aguirre]
Wilma Bonet   [Renata Aguirre]
Christian Haines   [Malcolm Phillips]
Soren Oliver   [Carson]
Katie Rubin   [Shelly Lawrence, Dorothy and Others]
Aaron Wilton   [Darryl, Ishmael and Others]
Creative Staff Susi Damilano   [Director]
Brooke Jennings   [Costume Designer]
Brittany Mellerson   [Lighting Designer]
Ian Walker   [Sound Designer]
June Palladino   [Properties Designer]

Potrero Stage

1695 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107   Box Office:  (415) 992-6677
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