Nina, Constantine, Irina, and Trigorin may all be familiar characters to you. They live eternally dissatisfied with their lives. But in this new dark comedy by Brie Knight, we find the characters in an adjacent universe in the middle of the apocalypse. With the world threatening to break open, will they finally fulfill their desires? Or will happiness once again escape them, when they are sucked into a black hole?
Content Warning: Contains Strong Language, Sexual Content, Themes of Suicide and Death
When: July 24, 2022 at 5:00PM
Please note there will be no late seating at this performance.
Where: The Proscenium Theatre at The Drake located at 302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
The Playwright: Brie Knight (she/her) is an award winning Black playwright whose works have been featured at InterAct Theatre, Eagle Theatre, PlayPenn, The Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival, and Universities and festivals around the country. She is a graduate of the Philadelphia Playwright’s Incubator – The Foundry. Her play PANCAKE QUEEN won the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre’s 2018 Playwriting Competition and the Sue Winge Playwriting Award from Villanova University. It was at Villanova that she developed her solo show THE N-WORD. Her play THE BABY was selected to be a part of NYC’s 2022 United Solo Festival. For Juneteenth 2021 Brie Co-Produced the virtual theatrical revolution BLACKBESTFRIEND. She is currently collaborating with Steel River Playhouse to develop a community-based piece of theatre dedicated to and honoring the community of Pottstown. She is the co-host of “Kevin and Brie Save the World”, an advice podcast centering on friendship, creativity, mental health, and more. Brie is a graduate from Villanova University’s Masters in Theatre program. As a storyteller, Brie enjoys challenging the status quo, disrupting complacency, and using art to incite conversation and positive societal change.
COVID Safety Requirements
• Proof of full vaccination and valid ID are required for admission.
• Patrons who are exempt from COVID-19 vaccinations due to medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance time.
• Masks, covering both mouth and nose, must be worn throughout the performance.
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