Rough House Theater Presents

Cicada Summer: A Coming-of-Age Interspecies Romance Tragedy

Aug 11 - 12, 2017

Playwright: Claire Saxe; Director: Michael Brown; Puppetry Director: Mike Oleon; Puppet Designer: Emily Breyer; Performed by: Peter Andersen (BOY), Noah Appelbaum (BUG/ENSEMBLE), Kat Christiensen (BUG/ENESEMBLE), Jessie Ellingsen (GIRL), Kathleen Hoil (BUG/ENSEMBLE), Hannah Larson (BUG/ENSEMBLE); Stage Management: Jay Epps Production Management: Lauren Yarborough; Puppet Construction: Nicole Nienow

In a bleak pocket of the urban midwest, two 13 year olds fall deeply in love. One is a girl, the other a bug. Tangled in adolescent passion, the human teen stumbles treacherously along the journey to independence, the hunt for intimacy, and the struggle to make sense of the mess that comes with change. Penned by Claire Saxe, directed by Michael Brown and set in a puppet world created by designer Emily Breyer and Mike Oleon, Cicada Summer is a rich physical, visual exploration of the agony and ecstasy of metamorphosis — human and otherwise.

$15 General Admission or pay-as-able at the door

Performance Schedule
August 11, 8pm
August 12, 8pm
Run time: 80 minutes
Recommended for ages 14 and older. Some themes of sexuality.

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