convergence-continuum's 2019 Season:
THE PRIDE by Alexi Kaye Campbell
Mar 29-Apr 20, directed by Jonathan Wilhelm
A diptych portrait that counterpoints two parallel love stories with very dissimilar outcomes, in 1958 and 2008, between different characters named Phillip and Oliver that interweave with each other in this time-bending play.
STATEMENTS AFTER AN ARREST UNDER THE IMMORALITY ACT by Athol Fugard
May 24-Jun 15, directed by Terrence Spivey
Set in apartheid South Africa, where interracial relationships were a criminal offence, a black man and white woman meet secretly in the library where she works to make love and share their hopes and fears.
TOM AT THE FARM by Michel Marc Bouchard
translated by Linda Gaboriau
Jul 12-Aug 3, directed by Tom Kondilas
After the sudden death of his lover, Tom travels from the city to a remote farm for the funeral, and finds a religious family who know nothing of his existence. Tom is threatened by the deceased’s brother and is drawn into a brutal, sexually-charged game.
SHAKESPEARE’S R & J an adaptation
by Joe Calarco
Aug 30-Sep 21, directed by Cory Molner
In a boys' boarding school, four students discover the forbidden text of Shakespeare’s play and secretly enact the play in an athletic deluge of adolescent agitation, terror, and fierce desires that parallel their own lives.
HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA
by Jordan Seavey
Oct 18-Nov 9, directed by Clyde Simon
Told through interweaving glimpsed into the life of an everyday couple unexpectedly confronted by a vicious hate crime, Homos is a fearless, often funny, openly emotional examination of the moments that can bring two people together – or pull them apart.
CONSTELLATIONS by Nick Payne
Dec 6-21, directed by Geoffrey Hoffman
The play follows Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a theoretical astronomer, through their romantic relationship. Marianne waxes poetic about cosmology, quantum mechanics, string theory and the concept of multiple universes pulling people’s lives in various directions, as the play itself takes the pair’s story through the stars to alternative realities.