2015 Season: Sarah Ruhl
DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE
directed by Adriana Baer
1.29.15 – 2.15.15 | Morrison Stage
When Jean takes possession of the cell phone of a dead man, she is thrown into a mysterious journey of self-discovery and awakening. Through this small modern device, she finds adventure, purpose and even love – but at what cost? This hilarious and paradoxical treatise on the digital world probes at the thin line between reality and fantasy, privacy and openness, and even life and death.
IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
directed by Adriana Baer
6.11.15 – 6.28.15 | Morrison Stage
Enter the home of Dr. Givings; husband, doctor, inventor, and healer of feminine hysteria. As this man of science pioneers new therapies for women in the dawning age of electricity, his young wife Catherine begins to wonder what exactly is going on behind the closed door of his operating theatre. In the Next Room, or the vibrator play is a wickedly humorous tale of sex, intimacy, and the discovery of pleasure.
FALL FESTIVAL: PASSION PLAY
directed by Samantha van der Merwe
9.9.15 – 9.13.15 | Morrison Stage
Traveling through time and around the world, centuries of religion, faith, and politics collide through performances of the Passion of the Christ. This sweeping exploration of the “greatest story ever told” exposes its transformative effect on the small communities that enact it, while asking big questions about humanity, faith, and doubt. Join us for Parts One and Two of this epic journey.
Produced in collaboration with Shaking the Tree Theatre who will present Passion Play: Part 3 as their Fall production.
directed by Matthew B. Zrebski
11.5.15 – 11.22.15 | Alder Stage
Orlando, a young Englishman, sets out to encounter love and adventures with Queens and Kings, princesses and archdukes, historic poets and fictional sea captains. Riding waves that transcend time and space, Orlando transforms again and again. This epic tale of discovery, based on Virginia Woolf’s novel, crashes through the ages as a whimsical, gender-bending fantasy.
In Dialogue is our series of lectures, pre-show talks, post-show discussions, concerts and other supplemental programming that explore our featured writer’s world. Profile Theatre is committed to providing our audiences with opportunities to engage with our featured writer in unique and varied ways. Through our In Dialogue programming, we extend the event of a Profile production beyond the bounds of what is onstage, bringing the community together for an exciting, provocative and inspiring experience.
In Dialogue readings include new and contemporary plays in conversation with Sarah Ruhl’s body of work.
In Dialogue Staged Readings
by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Sarah Ruhl
in collaboration with Reed College
3.2.15 – 3.3.15 | Alder Stage
by Lauren Gunderson
5.4.15 – 5.5.15 | Alder Stage
THE LADY ONSTAGE
by Erin Bregman
7.13.15 – 7.14.15 | Morrison Stage
by Sarah Ruhl
10.5.15 – 10.6.15 | Morrison Stage