Rhubarb or How to Play with a Rollergirl -- A Hot New Comedy on Wheels
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The uncertain futures of two mail-order brides play out against the wild backdrop of 1860's Wyoming… More
When Karen, a straight-talking, beer-for-breakfast, ass-kicking rollergirl, rolled into Cecelia’s life — literally — there was bound to be a collision. Cecelia “isn’t currently developing her social life,” but this Casanova on wheels won’t be ignored. Two complete opposites find themselves living together, driving each other crazy and changing each other’s lives forever. But The Odd Couple this ain’t — punk rock, mystic oracles, roller derby, some “adult” language and a healthy dose of vegetables are just a few of the elements that make this world-premiere comedy a true original.
Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, the play’s director and award-winning Artistic Director of Moxie Theatre, says, “In one sense it’s a straightforward romantic comedy, but at the same time it’s a poetic and visceral look into female sexuality and the struggle to be your complete sexual self.”
Starring Jeannine Marquie, Chrissy Burns, Tim Parker and Susan Peck
Esther Emery (Playwright) is Artistic Associate at Moxie Theatre. Although known in San Diego as a director, she was raised in a family of writers and is thrilled to develop this aspect of her craft with her sisters at Moxie. Directing credits include the award-winning Yellowman and Communicating Doors at Cygnet Theatre, Limonade Tous Les Jours and Devil Dog Six (co-directed with Jennifer Eve Thorn) at Moxie Theatre, Bunbury at Diversionary, and the world premiere of _Chrysalis: Rapechild _(self-produced in association with Sledgehammer Theatre). Esther has also directed Hecuba (6th @ Penn), Soul Fire (Playwrights Project for Stories of Faith), Cool As We Fly (Ruff Yeager), Tongue of a Bird and Love’s Fire (Stone Soup), as well as one-acts for Plays by Young Writers and play readings for Diversionary, Moonlight, Mo’olelo and others.
Delicia Turner Sonnenberg is a founder and Artistic Director of Moxie Theatre. She was recently awarded the Des McAnuff New Visions Award for her risk-taking leadership at Moxie and her body of work in 2006. Before Moxie, Delicia worked as Artistic Associate for San Diego Repertory Theatre as a part of the TCG’s New Generations Program: Future Leaders. Delicia was twice a recipient of the Van Lier Directing Fellowship in New York and is an alumna of the New York Drama League’s Directors Program. Some San Diego directing credits include The Treatment, Pulp (w/ Jason Southerland), Gibson Girl, Dog Act (w/ Jen Thorn), and Kimberly Akimbo, all for Moxie Theatre; Fences for Cynet Theatre; Miss Witherspoon, Intimate Apparel and Proof (w/ Sam Woodhouse) for San Diego REP; Pulp and Fit to be Tied for Diversionary Theatre; Hamlet, and upcoming Prelude to A Kiss for New Village Arts; Sophocles’ Antigone, Euripides’ Children of Heracles translated by Marianne MacDonald, and Kimberly Akimbo for 6th @ Penn Theatre; and many plays for the Playwrights Project and Fritz Blitz.