Our Practical Heaven: Six Women, Three Generations, One Family
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The last date listed for Our Practical Heaven was Saturday March 2, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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To study philosophy or not to study philosophy, that is the question, or one of them, faced by the famed Prince of Denmark as he returns for his senior year of college, circa 1518. In David Davalos' hyper-literate comedy, Hamlet is desperately trying to focus on improving his tennis game while philosophy prof Dr. Faustus and theologist Martin Luther engage in a spirited volley to try to lure him into their schools of thought. Wittenberg, winner of the prestigious Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, makes its Bay Area premiere, courtesy of Aurora Theatre Company. Learn More
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Featured review from Janis C.
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What a delight! The story was rich; the effects (texting messages up on the screen) were easy for all to see and allowed the audience to read what the girls were thinking and "privately" writing to each other. There was comedy, drama, tragedy, joy, laughter, generational differences and time lapes that worked well. Very rich. Don't miss this.
Six women, three generations, one family. Over multiple holidays, a family gathers in a home none of them expects to long survive the rising sea. They do chores, text each other, and dance. They watch the birds and watch each other, while struggling for loyalty, legacy, and turf. By the end, everything has shifted and a new generation is in charge, but of what? Our Practical Heaven, the third Aurora mainstage production to develop from our annual Global Age Project, addresses the changing tides of communication, gender roles, and society in a place where even the notions of home and family remain fluid.