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Cindy Im, Anna Ishida and Wiley Naman Strasse in "The Hundred Flowers Project" by Christopher Chen at Crowded Fire Theater. (Photo by Pak Han)

Crowded Fire Theater Announces 2015 Season

Outgoing CFT artistic director Marissa Wolf’s final season includes plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Idris Goodwin and a world premiere by Geetha Reddy.

SAN FRANCISCO: Crowded Fire Theater has announced its 2015 season, which will feature plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Idris Goodwin and Geetha Reddy.

The season opener, Pamatmat’s Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Feb. 26–March 21, directed by Desdemona Chiang), is the story of Edith and her brother Kenny, who must deal with a chain of events which brings them closer together than ever before. Next up is Goodwin’s Blackademics (April 9–May 2, directed by Mina Morita), about a dinner gathering of two African-American scholars that goes awry.

Finally, Reddy’s On a Wonderverse (Oct. 1–24, directed by Jon Tracy), in its world premiere, tells the story of a female scientist, Dr. Alpharetz Schen, who creates a brand new universe and then figures out what to do with it. The play is a co-commission from Crowded Fire and the local Playwrights Foundation, who last teamed up for Christopher Chen’s The Hundred Flowers Project in 2012.

The season will conclude with the Matchbox Readings Series, CFT’s annual festival of staged readings, Nov. 13–15. The titles will be announced prior to the festival. This is the company’s final season under outgoing artistic director Marissa Wolf, who said in a statement, “I’m incredibly proud to program my final CFT season with these plays! There is a dominant theme in all three that centers around women and the choices women make to stay alive, to follow their voices, and to pursue their convictions.”

Crowded Fire Theater is the company in residence at the intimate 80-seat Thick House in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Known for presenting works by up-and-coming playwrights, CFT’s mission is to contribute to the creation of a contemporary canon which reflects the diverse world in which we live.

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