TimePieces Archive: 2016 – 2017 Season
These plays were presented as part of the TimePieces Play Reading Series during the 2016-17 season:
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written by Hansol Jung
co-directed by TimeLine Company Member Mechelle Moe+ and Joel Ewing
presented in collaboration with The Yard
Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7pm
On the eve of the millennium in Northern Uganda, the daughter of an American missionary and a local teenage girl steal into a candlelit church to exchange vows in a secret wedding ceremony. But when an escalating civil war encroaches on their fragile union, they cannot escape its reach. Confronting the cost of intolerance, this powerful drama examines violence and the struggle to rebuild in its wake, as well as the human capacity for love and forgiveness.
Featuring Charles Andrew Gardner^, Dana Murphy~, Victor Musoni~, Julian Parker, Ireon Roach~, Liv Shine~, and Brittney Love Smith.
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AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN AIR PUMP
by Shelagh Stephenson
directed by TimeLine Company Member Mechelle Moe+
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7pm
On the eve of a new century in 1799, a Northern English house buzzes with scientific experiments, furtive romance, and farcical amateur dramatics. And in a present-day world of scientific chaos and genetic engineering, the same house reveals a dark secret buried for 200 years. The New York Times wrote that An Experiment with an Air Pump explores “such provocative concerns as the state of medical ethics, passion versus love, the evolving role of women and the aims of science at the dawning of eras nearly 200 years apart … suggesting that while the machinery has evolved, human impulses have changed not one whit.”
Featuring Anish Jethmalani*, Travis Turner*, Rob Fagin, Ashley Hicks, Danica Monroe^, Sadieh Rifai, and Olivia Shine.
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THE PAPER DREAMS OF HARRY CHIN
by Jessica Huang
directed by Helen Young
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7pm
A haunting, poetic journey of secrets, identity, and family.
Near the end of the 1930s, Harry Chin, a Chinese national, emigrated to the U.S. through a loophole in the Chinese Exclusion Act. Haunted by the ghosts of his past and provoked by the curiosity of his daughter, Harry is forced to confront his buried secrets. Through leaps of time and space, we experience the abhorrent conditions at Seattle Immigration Station, Harry’s longing for the life he left in China, and the complications of love in a new land. Jessica Huang’s powerful new drama explores the personal and political repercussions of making a group of people “illegal.”
Cast includes: Christine Bunuan*, Joseph Foronda*, Ricardo Vazquez*, Gordon Chow, Emily Marso and Amanda Powell.
* Member of Actors Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers
+ TimeLine Company Member
^ TimeLine Associate Artist
~ The Yard Company Member