Chapatti - May 05 - May 15, 2022

Rogue Theater Company

 End Notes 

Welcome to the worlds of Christian O’Reilly’s CHAPATTI! Watching Robin Goodrin Nordli and Michael Elich explore the dynamic between their characters, Betty and Dan, with Robynn Rodriguez’s guiding specificity, was truly breathtaking. I wish I could have filmed our rehearsals and sent these master classes to every acting school in the country.

 

Next up for RTC, over three weekends in June, Barry Kraft will lead six Shakespeare sessions, this time covering the comedies “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, "Much Ado about Nothing”, and “The Tempest”. If you love Shakespeare, there are few people on this planet who know more about the Bard than Barry! You can participate in person, via Zoom, or receive videos of the sessions.

 

In November, we round out the season with Duncan MacMillan’s “Every Brilliant Thing”, directed by Caroline Shaffer. Playing the Narrator, Danforth Comins illustrates how to stay hopeful by focusing on the simple joys in life.

 

Lights up!

Jessica Sage, RTC’s Artistic Director——————————————————————
“It’s not the weight you carry but how you carry it – books, bricks, grief –
 it’s all in the way
 you embrace it, balance it, carry it when you cannot, and would not, 
put it down."

      Heavy by Mary Oliver

 

Dan lives alone with his dog, Chapatti, named for the Indian flatbread. Betty lives alone with her nineteen cats. Betty and Dan have much in common; a lonely isolation with only their pets for companionship. Their chance encounter is central to Christian O’Reilly’s funny, bittersweet play.


Given the imposed isolation of the pandemic, we are grateful to be working together again--finally! From our hearts we bring you a gentle story of the healing power of love.

 

Robynn Rodriguez, CHAPATTI Director

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