The Wind Cries Mary: Drama by Philip Kan Gotanda
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Stephen King considers The Haunting of Hill House one of the top three horror novels ever written. He isn't alone in his (terrified) admiration: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, even the notoriously picky Dorothy Parker, have all praised Shirley Jackson's novella as the quintessential haunted house story, never to be out-done or out-spooked. Now after two film versions, The Haunting of Hill House has been adapted for the stage by Paul Edwards (winner of 2013 Jeff Award for Best Adaptation for City Lit's Peyton Place). Hoping to find "proof" of the supernatural, Dr. Montague rents Hill House, an abandoned mansion with a creepy reputation, and invites a select number of guests to join him there. Quickly, however, their stay goes horrifically awry. Learn More
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Ample street parking even on a Friday night.Location of theatre in venue is slightly confusing (second floor). I really enjoyed the play itself and all of the actors. A little slow here and there, but overall a great time. Get there early enough to score a seat in front of the wall unit air conditioner otherwise it's pretty hot in there.
Loosely adapted from Hedda Gabler, The Wind Cries Mary explores Ibsen’s timeless themes of power and gender politics during the high point of the civil rights movement and ‘60s rock ’n’ roll. Philip Kan Gotanda transforms Hedda Gabler into Eiko Hanabi, a Japanese American woman whose strength and intelligence is handcuffed by the burdens of gender and tradition. However, the political and racial climate of 1968 San Francisco could bring about a new model of freedom and choice for minorities and women.