OUR 2018 MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION:
TWO MILE HOLLOW by Leah Nanako Winkler
Directed by Lily Tung Crystal
Thank you, our fans and donors, for supporting our wildly successful run of our world premiere of Leah Nanako Winkler's TWO MILE HOLLOW!
We have 10 Theatre Bay Area Award finalists and some rave reviews! (Read them below.)
June 23-July 15 at Potrero Stage (1695 18th St., San Francisco).
Previews: June 23 at 8p & June 24 at 2p
Opening Night: June 25 at 8p
Performances: June 28-July 15, Thu, Fri, Sat at 8p & Sun at 2p
Fireside Chat with the Cast and Director: July 5 and 12 (Thursdays following the performance)
Running Time: One hour and 55 minutes, including one intermission.
RAVE REVIEWS FOR TWO MILE HOLLOW!
Lily Janiak's rave review in the San Francisco Chronicle - "Sick of plays about rich white people? ‘Two Mile Hollow’ is, too"
Bay Area Plays - "Everything’s all white with sharp ‘Two Mile Hollow’ at Ferocious Lotus"
For All Events - "Two Mile Hollow"
My Cultural Landscape - "Putting Some Skin in the Game"
Open Air on KALW - Two Mile Hollow director Lily Tung Crystal, actor Rinabeth Apostol, and literary manager May Liang talked about Two Mile Hollow with host David Latulippe.
Theatre Bay Area Awards Recommended Production!
TWO MILE HOLLOW IN THE NEWS
48hills interviewed playwright Leah Nanako Winkler - An Asian American twist on the bourgeoisie, white wine included
Sam Hurwitt interviewed Winkler in The Mercury News.
Lily Janiak at the SF Chronicle featured TWO MILE HOLLOW.
David Chavez interviewed Leah and director Lily Tung Crystal in BayAreaPlays.com.
WHAT'S THE STORY?
In TWO MILE HOLLOW, we meet the Donnellys, a famous, dysfunctional, Caucasian family who are so obsessed with their own privilege that they don’t know what to make of their son’s ethnically ambiguous assistant who comes to visit. Through the weekend, hilarity ensues as siblings argue over women and motorcycles, a mother creates self-loathing in her gluten-intolerant daughter, and complicated and unique secrets are unveiled over white wine.
With some unconventional casting, award-winning playwright Leah Nanako Winkler creates a laugh-out-loud comedy that sends up some of our favorite plays and helps us see the inherent inequities on stage and in life. TWO MILE HOLLOW is the perfect parody during this national moment, when our identity as Americans is being questioned more than ever before.
TWO MILE HOLLOW features Rinabeth Apostol*, Greg Ayers, Sean Fenton*, Karen Offereins, and Michelle Talgarow.
(*Member, Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the U.S.)
Creative Team: Randy Wong-Westbrooke (set designer), Kathleen Qiu (costume designer), Kevin August Landesman (lighting designer), Michael Kelly (sound designer), Devon LaBelle (properties designer), Min Kahng (song composer), Nicole Menez (assistant director/choreographer), Benjamin Shiu (stage manager), Annie Wang (dramaturg)
WHY THIS IS EXCITING!
Playwright Leah Nanako Winkler won the coveted Jerome Fellowship at The Lark, designed to support an early career writer of extraordinary ability, promise, and vision. She was selected from a pool of 286 applicants!
She also received this year's renowned Yale Drama Series Prize.
TWO MILE HOLLOW made the 2017 Kilroys List of the top most recommended plays by a female playwright.
We recently received a coveted Zellerbach Family Foundation grant for TWO MILE HOLLOW.
Theatre Bay Area believes in us. They awarded us the CA$H grant for this production!
So does Intersection for the Arts who is joining us as co-producer.
We're part of a simultaneous world premiere with First Floor Theater in Chicago, Artists at Play in Los Angeles, and Mixed Blood Theatre/Theater Mu in Minneapolis.
We'd especially like to thank our TWO MILE HOLLOW production sponsors Nate Chang and Jennifer Tye, Ray Kelly and David Peck, Ranee Lan, and Rita Tung.
TWO MILE HOLLOW is an Equity-approved project, presented in partnership with Intersection for the Arts, as part of the INTERSECT SF series, funded by Grants for the Arts, and as part of PlayGround's Potrero Stage Presenting Program. Additional funding by Zellerbach Family Foundation and CA$H, a grants program of Theatre Bay Area, in partnership with Dancers’ Group.
SPECIAL EVENTS AND DISCOUNTS
* Low-Cost Previews: June 23 at 8p and June 24 at 2p. Pay What You Can.
* Opening Night: Monday, June 25 at 8pm—tickets include a post-show reception with complimentary drinks and an opportunity to meet the cast.
* Meet the Playwright: Saturday, June 30—Fireside Chat with Leah Nanako Winkler immediately following the show.
* Meet the Cast and Director: Thursday, July 5 and 12—Fireside Chat with the cast and director Lily Tung Crystal immediately following the show.
* Discounts: 20% off general tickets for TBA members. 10% off for groups of 10 or more.
Since our inception, Ferocious Lotus has indefatigably championed stories of minorities and the marginalized, particularly in a nation where those voices need to be heard. Help support our exciting new project!