Wed., July 11, 8 p.m., Thu., July 12, 8 p.m., Fri., July 13, 8 p.m., Sat., July 14, 8 p.m., Sun., July 15, 4 p.m., Thu., July 19, 8 p.m., Fri., July 20, 8 p.m., Sat., July 21, 8 p.m., Sun., July 22, 4 p.m., Thu., July 26, 8 p.m., Fri., July 27, 8 p.m. and Sat., July 28, 8 p.m. 2012
Regularly priced tickets start at $24.50.
A man claiming to a government official interrogates a woman author on the grounds that her story about children and farm animals, Closetland, is politically subversive. Taking place in an unnamed country, in unspecified times, the chilling drama shows how violence of the state is on the other side of the coin from intimate, personal abuse, that from the same psychological source. Producing company Jobsite Theater says you will leave Radha Bharadwaj's play with a deeper understanding of why some human beings violate others — and why some manage to rise above it. Madeline Stowe and Alan Rickman star in a 1990 film adaptation, and Jobsite's local production stars the company's artistic director David Jenkins and actor/costumer Katrina Stevenson. Accomplished local actor/improv-meister Gavin Hawk makes his directing debut. In addition, Jobsite is helping bring awareness to the plight of the abused that resonates in the play by hosting a collection drive for The Spring spouse abuse shelter before the shows Thu.- Sat. nights between 7 and 8 p.m., and Sun. afternoons from 3 to 4 p.m. Needed are new children's clothing, personal hygiene products, health and beauty aids and diapers.