Upstart Productions presents Melancholy Play by Sarah Ruhl

Learn the mysteries of the beautiful, but inexplicably melancholy Tilly, and how her aura of sweet sorrow draws others to her like moths to a flame

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From Director Jonathan Taylor:   “Melancholy Play strikes me as a play about modern happiness, or rather, how modern society places such pressure on people to be "happy" or at least to look and broadcast "happy" to the world. Modern society tells us that we should exhibit extreme emotion, nothing subtle, and to fill our voids with false love, pills, and friend requests. Despite the gravity of these premises, Melancholy Play is at heart a farcical romantic comedy and, most importantly, offers us a ray of hope at the end. We aren’t doomed! Happiness is attainable for everyone; it just may not be in the shape you thought it would come in Sarah Ruhl’s writing style captures what I believe to be the zeitgeist of the new American theater. Her writing is poetic, whimsical, and inherently theatrical. Plays need to stop competing with film and television, which is a losing battle. Enough realism already, give me magic!”

Performance Dates & Times:

Wed - 01/11/2012 8:00 PM

Thu - 01/12/2012 8:00 PM

Fri - 01/13/2012 8:00 PM

Sat - 01/14/2012 8:00 PM

Sun - 01/15/2012 2:30 PM

Wed - 01/18/2012 8:00 PM

Thu - 01/19/2012 8:00 PM

Fri - 01/20/2012 8:00 PM

Sat - 01/21/2012 8:00 PM

Thu - 01/26/2012 8:00 PM

Fri - 01/27/2012 8:00 PM

Sat - 01/28/2012 8:00 PM

Wed - 02/01/2012 8:00 PM

Thu - 02/02/2012 8:00 PM

Fri - 02/03/2012 8:00 PM

Sat - 02/04/2012 8:00 PM

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