August 4 –
August 27, 2017
Directed by Meredith Hagedorn
Thurs. - Sat. nights at 8p
Sun. afternoons at 2p
By Charlotte Jones
This poignant drama by Charlotte Jones (Humble Boy, Dragon 2007) takes place in England in the 1920s. It is the somewhat true story of two women who were locked up in a hospital for the “criminally insane” because they had children out of wedlock. Forgotten by their families, they stayed imprisoned for more than forty years. To pass the time, Dora and Persephone create alter-egos, Dorph and Porph, and act out fantastical stories under the watchful eye of St. Dymphna, patron saint of the mentally ill. A tribute to both Doris Day and the forgotten women of this generation in Ireland and England, Airswimming is ultimately a tribute to the resilience of the female spirit.
Annamarie MacLeod & Katie Anderson. Photo by Lance Huntley.
More photos on our Flickr album.
Katie Anderson as Persephone/Porph
Annamarie MacLeod as Dora/Dorph
Director - Executive Artistic Director Meredith Hagedorn
Stage Manager - Katherine Forrest
Scenic Designer - R. Dutch Fritz
Technical Director - Charles McKeithan
Scenic Intern - Erika Overstreet
Lighting Designer - Patrick Mahoney
Costume Designer - Brooke Jennings
Sound Designer - Lance Huntley
Properties Master - Erika Overstreet
Dramaturg - Erika Zinsmeister
Dialect Coach - Richard Newton
Graphic Designer - Maggie Ziomek
Photographer - Lance Huntley
Pay what you will preview on Thurs., Aug. 3rd at 8p
Opening night performance with post-show reception on Fri., Aug. 4th at 8p
Post-show discussion with the cast and director Sun., Aug. 13th
This show is rated PG-13. The show runs about 110 minutes and will be performed without an intermission.
This show is sponsored in part by the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's Donors Circle for the Arts, and Dr. Katharine Miller.