Santa Rosa’s Left Edge Theatre, which just a few weeks ago became the first Bay Area company to welcome back audiences inside to live, in-theatre performances, has announced their 2021/2022 season. Their five-show season opens on September 4 and concludes on June 12, 2022. All five shows will be Sonoma County premieres with two productions having their world premieres.
Their season opener, Beautiful Monsters, will have a one-weekend run from August 20 – 22 outdoors at the Horse and Plow Winery in Sebastopol before relocating to the 72-seat Left Edge Studio Theatre in the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts for its official “in-theatre” run.
Here are the productions scheduled for Left Edge Theatre’s seventh season:
Beautiful Monsters by Kelly Gray – September 4 – 19 – directed by Argo Thompson – an original avant-garde, mythical, poetic, performance art theatre piece featuring Taylor Diffenderfer, John Browning, Zach Hasbany, Grace Kent, and Jackie Threfal.
How to Transcend a Happy Marriage by Sarah Ruhl – November 6 – 21 – directed by Sandra Ish – a comedic exploration of the boundaries of monogamy and the limits of friendship. Featuring Dodds Delzell, Heather Gordon, Abbey Lee, Angela Squire, Corey Jackson, Jewel Harmony Ramos.
Either by Ruby Thomas – February 5 – 20, 2022 – directed by Lulu Thompsxn – When B spills coffee down A’s shirt, an old spark is rekindled. But in a world of infinite possibilities, monogamy is tough. Straight, gay, casual, polyamorous, they find themselves irresistibly drawn both to the new and to each other. In a relationship of ever-changing boundaries, the couple question anything and everything as they attempt to navigate modern love.a new play to be determined.
Queen of Sad Mischance by John Minagan – April 2 – 17, 2022 – directed by Jenny Hollingworth – a play about academia, race, power, and belonging.
Dance Nation by Clare Barron – May 28 – June 12, 2022 – directed by Paige Picard – non-traditional casting highlights what the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominating committee called “A refreshingly unorthodox play that conveys the joy and abandon of dancing, while addressing the changes to body and mind of its preteen characters as they peer over the precipice toward adulthood.”
For more information, go to leftedgetheatre.com