This month’s PlayGround is a collaboration with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. Last Wednesday, we playwrights drove to the hills high above Berkeley and heard a presentation from several mathematicians (and one astrophysicist) about Möbius Strips, those one-sided things you made in kindergarten by twisting construction paper and taping the ends together. That was a big clue about the topic, announced the next day: One-Sidedness. We got the topic on Thursday and had five days to write a play. Mine was one of six selected for a staged reading.
Featuring a powerhouse cast of Soren Oliver, Lisa Morse, B.W. Gonzalez and Aaron Wilton, this thing won’t even be rehearsed until 5:30 on Monday, then it goes up at 8:00 at Berkeley Rep. Should you come, you’ll also see plays by Nima Aghdam, Brady Lea, Aaron Loeb, Carolina Rojas Moretti and Mark Routhier.
Drinking will take place afterward, with most people going either to Beckett’s or Jupiter — whichever one I’m not at. (As I explained here, I somehow always hear that everyone’s going to one and then find out that everyone went to the other. So don’t follow me. Hang at the theater for a while and follow the crowd.) I’d love to see you there. Particularly since I’m not entirely sure you exist, despite what the stat counter says.