Written by Madeleine George
Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw
Jun 7- Jun 26, 2022
In the suburbs of the Garden State, the Greek God Dionysus returns from the heavens in the guise of a butch gardener named Diane, who’s hell bent on reversing climate change and restoring earthly order by seducing a band of mortal followers. Where better to begin than with four housewives sipping on giant glasses of Zinfandel? The latest gossip and home improvement plans are brought to their knees by the whirls of ancient myth, ecological revenge and an ecstatic awakening for the ages in this perfect storm of timely tragicomedy.
1 hour and 30 minutes performed without an intermission
Recommended for ages 14+
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MADELEINE GEORGE (Playwright): plays include The Sore Loser, Hurricane Diane (Obie Award), The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Pulitzer Prize finalist; Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award), Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Susan Smith Blackburn finalist), Precious Little and The Zero Hour (Jane Chambers Award, Lambda Literary Award finalist). Honors include a Whiting Award, the Princess Grace Award for Playwriting, the Stacey Mindich Lilly Award Commission, and three MacDowell Fellowships.
Madeleine is an alum of New Dramatists, a founding member of the Obie-Award-winning playwrights' collective 13P (Thirteen Playwrights, Inc.), the Mellon Playwright in Residence at Two River Theater in New Jersey, and the Fellow for Curriculum and Program Development at the Bard Prison Initiative at Bard College.
REBECCA BRADSHAW (Director) has built her career in Boston as a theatre director, producer, educator, casting director, and advocate. She has directed full productions for Lyric Stage, The Nora Theatre Company, SpeakEasy Stage, Greater Boston Stage Company, A.R.T. Institute, Emerson College, Bridge Rep of Boston, Central Square Theatre/MIT, The Umbrella Center for the Arts, among others. Bradshaw is leaving her position as the Associate Producer of the Huntington Theatre Company, where she handled line producing, casting, and developing new work. She is a part of the Affiliate Faculty of Emerson College teaching directing and producing, and has taught casting seminars at Harvard University, Suffolk University, Boston University, Brandeis University, Lesley University, and Boston Conservatory. She is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers union. In addition to her duties at the Kitchen Theatre, she will be directing Witch by Jen Silverman at the Huntington this fall.
JEN SCHILANSKY (Production Stage Manager) Jennifer has been the KTC resident stage manager since 2012. Previous production favorites include: Tribes, The Royale, Ironbound, Brawler, Birds of East Africa, Hand to God, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Mountaintop, Paloma, Sunset Baby, Lonely Planet, Swimming in the Shallows, Slashes of Light, What I Thought I Knew, The Motherf**ker With the Hat, The Whipping Man and Brian Dykstra Selling Out. She recently became a company member of Cherry Arts and was PSM for the world premieres of Felt Sad, Posted a Frog, A Day and Hotel Good Luck. She has also served as Production Stage Manager for the Hangar Theatre's Little Women, Dégagé and A Doll's House Part 2. Prior to moving to Ithaca, she spent five years as the resident stage manager for Stageworks Theater in Hudson, NY. She has also stage managed for Half Moon Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY, and Bard College. Jen enjoys exploring the gorges of Ithaca with her sidekick, and unofficial KTC mascot, Buddy, and her husband Eric.
HELEN KUHAR (Assistant Stage Manager) is a stage manager and theatre-maker from Seattle, WA which stands on the land of the Coastal Salish and Duwamish people. They recently graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Stage and Production Management. In addition to their work at Emerson, Helen has worked on productions at the Huntington Theatre Company as a Production Assistant, and at Brooks School in North Andover, MA as the Stage and Production Management Apprentice. Helen is thrilled to be a part of the Kitchen Theatre staff and is looking forward to making Ithaca home!
IZMIR ICKBAL (Sceneographer) is an international multi-disciplinary designer based in the New York area of the United States, who has designed for numerous theaters and productions both indoors and outdoors including the Classical Theatre of Harlem, Company One Theater Boston, The Tank, Yale Opera, BRIC House, 59E59 theaters, NYTW Next Door, Dixon Place, National Black Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Theater For A New Audience and Elm Shakespeare Company. Others include the International Festival of Arts, The Esplanade Theatres Singapore and Auditorio De Tenerife Spain. In 2019 he was nominated in the United States for Best Scenic Design at the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards and the Elliot Norton Awards in Boston. He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts at the Yale School of Drama and is currently an Assistant Professor of Theater Design and Technology at Syracuse University. He is a member of the United Scenic Artist Local 829 union. For more information: izmirickbal.com
LESLEY LISA GREENE (Sound Design) is pleased to be designing at the Kitchen Theatre where she designed many shows in the past! Selected sound designs include Cry It Out, The Roommate, Ironbound, Hand to God, Mary's Wedding, The Brothers Size, and The Whipping Man (Kitchen Theatre Company), And What Happens If I Don't, The Fan and A Day (The Cherry). She has composed music for 9 musicals for young audiences with playwright/lyricist Rachel Lampert. Lesley is co-director of Story House Ithaca and co-founder of Porchfest.