The Turnaway Play
A World Premiere Production
By Lesley Lisa Greene
May 8 - May 19, 2024
An urgent issue comes to life onstage
Lesley Greene was inspired by Diana Greene Foster’s groundbreaking Turnaway Study, which followed 1,000 women over ten years and reached the first definitive scientific conclusions about the consequences for women’s lives of either having or being denied abortions. Greene transforms the real-life stories into a powerful drama animated by characters whose diverse circumstances reflect the scope of womens’ experiences. With honesty and humor, the play reaches beyond our polarizing political conversation to look deeply into one of the most important and urgent issues of our time.
Please note that masks are optional in all public spaces at Kitchen Theatre Company. We encourage anyone who would like to wear a mask to please do so.
This show is recommended for ages 14+. The production runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Our standing show-related extras:
Wednesday, May 8 at 7 pm and Thursday, May 9 at 7 pm | Preview Performances - Talkback after the show
Friday, May 10 at 7 pm | Opening Night - Party after the show
Friday, May 17 at 7 pm | Meet the Artists - Talkback after the show
Saturday, May 18 at 7 pm | Affinity Night
KITCHEN TABLE TALKS
Important conversations happen in the Kitchen. To deepen those important conversations, we host "Kitchen Table Talks" before or after some performances throughout the season. These talks are a dialogue between you - our audiences - and community leaders, subject experts, originating artists, or others. We hope you'll join us for these extra events!
Affinity Night for The Turnaway Play will be on Saturday, May 18, 2023 - there will be a Kitchen Table Talk held at that performance.
More information on our cast and creative team coming soon
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
Thank you to our generous show sponsors!
To be announced
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MEDIA AND OTHER SHOW INFO
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