Symmetry Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 Season:

  1. Bullet Emilie Opens June 3, 2012

Our second play of the upcoming season, slated for early summer of 2012 at the Berkeley City Club, will be the Bay Area premier of Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight by another wonderful award winning local playwright, Lauren Gunderson (Berrilla Kerr Award for American Theatre, Global Age Project, Young Playwright's Award, Eric Bentley New Play Award and Essential Theatre Prize). 18th-century scientist Emilie Du Châtelet, paramour of Voltaire (and others) returns to us from the grave to debate which is the more potent life force: Love or Philosophy? She has one night to argue her case before vanishing back into the ether. Join us for this uber theatrical exploration into the life and times of this passionate, brilliant and defiant genius.


  1. Bullet “Patience Worth”

Revive Patience by watching this video by Steve Bage, our trusty helper and sound designer













The first show of our ’11-’12 season, Patience Worth, which ran from September 9 - October 2, 2011 at the Thick House on Potrero Hill, was a company commission of a world premier play by Pen and Garland award winning Bay Area playwright Michelle Carter. In July 1913, a 17th-century spirit named Patience Worth made her first appearance via ouija board to Pearl Curran, a St. Louis housewife. In the 25 years that followed, Patience Worth would purportedly dictate nearly four million words: seven full-length novels, numerous short stories and plays, thousands of poems, and nine volumes of conversations with hundreds of visitors. This was a collaboration between Michelle Carter, director/choreographer Erika Chong Shuch, and members of the Symmetry Theatre Company.

 
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