PHILADELPHIA, PA — Azuka Theatre will close its 2022/2023 season with the World Premiere of Galilee written by Christine Evans and directed by Azuka’s Co-Artistic Director Rebecca May Flowers. The production runs from May 4 to May 21, 2023, at the Proscenium Theatre at The Drake (302 S. Hicks Street), in Center City, Philadelphia. In a small town on the Great Barrier Reef, sea temperatures rise and the mining industry gets really, really rich.
As a new hybrid shark appears in the harbor, a marine biology student comes home to help save her family’s business. Through dry humor, she juggles the colorful personalities of her town while avoiding diving back in the water. The people of Galilee have to decide: fight, flee, or adapt to the changing environment? Galilee’s story comes to life through the cast that includes Zoe Nebraska Feldman (Carol), D’Arcy Dersham (Mardy), David Bardeen (Jimmy), Ryane Nicole Studivant (Jemima) and Adam Howard (Harry).
“Azuka continues to honor our mission of telling the stories of the underdogs and the outcasts by spotlighting the voices of three female and non-binary playwrights,” said Azuka Co-Artistic Director Reva Stover. “For Galilee, in addition to being a funny story about a motley crew of folks in a changing town, this play talks about environmental issues, how we relate to them, and how the impact is ever-shifting. Azuka amplifies voices, and no one needs their voice amplified more than the environment.”
For this new season, Azuka continues its pay-what-you-decide model where audiences are invited to experience the art on stage and pay based on the value of their experience after. For reservations, visit azukatheatre.org.
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