World Premiere of Brendan Pelsue’s WELLESLEY GIRL forÂ the Humana Festival ofÂ new plays at Actors Theater of Louisville. Directed by Lee Sunday Evans.
Itâ€™s 2465. American politics havenâ€™t changed much. Except that â€œAmericaâ€ 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 nationâ€™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,Â Director: Lee Sunday Evans,Â Scenic Designer: Annie Smart,Â Costume Designer: Kristopher Castle,Â Lighting Designer: Matthew Frey,Â Sound Designer: Bray Poor,Â Production Stage Manager: Stephen Horton,Â Dramaturg: Jenni Page-White