Wellesley Girl at Humana Festival
World Premiere of Brendan Pelsue’s WELLESLEY GIRL for the Humana Festival of new plays at Actors Theater of Louisville. Directed by Lee Sunday Evans.
It’s 2465. American politics haven’t changed much. Except that “America” is now only a handful of New England towns in a walled-in citadel. When an unidentified army encamps at the border, Congress struggles to move beyond personal agendas and petty bickering over procedure to decide the nation’s fate. With canny humor and wicked intelligence, Wellesley Girl exposes an unsettling truth: sometimes all you can do is flip a coin and hope that history proves you right.
“a bleakly funny fantasy about a post-apocalyptic society that (eek!) doesn’t seem much more disorderly than the current America.” – Charles Isherwood, NY Times
Cast: Pun Bandhu, Jeff Biehl, Lynda Gravatt, Rachel Leslie, Kelly McAndrew, Barney O’Hanlon, Phillip Taratula.
Playwright: Brendan Pelsue, Director: Lee Sunday Evans, Scenic Designer: Annie Smart, Costume Designer: Kristopher Castle, Lighting Designer: Matthew Frey, Sound Designer: Bray Poor, Production Stage Manager: Stephen Horton, Dramaturg: Jenni Page-White