A new production by Mugwumpin, in a co-production with Z Space
450 Florida Street at Mariposa
Previews: Thu & Fri, March 7 & 8, 8pm
Opening night: Sat, March 9, 8pm
Performances: thru March 24, Thu-Sat, 8pm; Sun 5pm
>>NOTE: TIME CHANGE! Sunday 3/24 show is at 3pm<<
A rift is coming. An opportunity to shift. On one side of the rift the world will be the same: traffic jams, gated communities, hollowed-out cities. The other side will look the same, only void of people. Two nearly-identical worlds, one in decline and the other ripe with hope. You have a choice to make. The few who shift over will reside in a new America. They’ll have the opportunity to start over and get things right. But the rift hasn’t happened yet. It’s time to prepare.
Mugwumpin returns to Z Space in March with its unique blend of bracingly original staging, precise physicality, and sharp-toothed humor. Inspired by the riotous variety of prophetic movements throughout America’s history, Mugwumpin’s immersive performance escorts the audience through an unstable terrain of wrought-iron certainty and gnawing doubt. The ensemble brings its unsettlingly humorous and clear-eyed view to examine what America has promised us and what is asked of us in return.
Created by Mugwumpin | Directed by Christopher W. White
Ensemble: Madeline H.D. Brown, Stephanie DeMott, Joseph Estlack, Natalie Greene, Susannah Martin, Michael Mohammed, Wiley Naman Strasser, Michelle Talgarow
Production team: Lynda Bachman, Sarah Bingel, Sarah Elovich, Teddy Hulsker, Darl Andrew Packard, Sean Riley, Ashley Rogers, Mina Sohaa Smith, Wolfgang Lancelot Wachalovsky, Christopher W. White
Generously funded in part by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Fleishhacker Foundation, and many individual donors.
The Great Big Also culminates our year on the theme of
Please call 415 . 506 . 7112.
Leave an anonymous message telling us:
What is the most important American promise to you?
Is that promise being kept?
What is your end of the bargain?
You needn’t speak well, or even clearly.
Thank you to everyone who came out in January to our sold-out run of
We're very grateful to the SF Museum and Historical Society, the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation, the East Bay Community Foundation, and Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grants for making this wildly successful run possible!
Check out beautiful production stills below; more video coming soon!
Production stills by Pak Han