2020 Season

Bystanders

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written by Patricia Milton
Oct 17–Nov 15

World Premiere #69: from the Central Works Writers Workshop

a new play by the author of last season’s hit
The Victorian Ladies Detective Collective

In the wake of a tragic and senseless act of gun violence, two women strive to connect despite their grief and guilt. Zayne is determined to learn if Hannah could have foreseen the shooting, or even prevented it. Hannah is fed up with clichéd calls for “thoughts and prayers.” She has a secret, daring plan to put an end to the violence once and for all. But will her idea work … or might it create even more trauma? Inside a culture that’s inundated with news of everyday shootings, two citizens struggle to understand their duties as bystanders.

 

Ticket Prices

Advance tickets: $30-$38
(Advance sales by phone thru Brown Paper Tickets: 800.838.3006)

At the door: $38–15 sliding scale

Pay-what-you-can: preview performances and every Thursday, at the door as available

Information & subscriber reservations: 510.558.1381

Performance calendar

(note new 7pm showtime on Saturdays!)

Thu Fri Sat Sun
Oct 15
8pm
Preview
PWYC
16
8pm
Preview
PWYC
17
7pm
Opening
18
5pm/td>
22
8pm
PWYC
23
8pm
24
7pm
25
5pm
29
8pm
PWYC
30
8pm
31
7pm
Nov 1
5pm
5
8pm
PWYC
6
8pm
7
7pm
8
5pm
12
8pm
PWYC
13
8pm
14
7pm
15
5pm

 

PATRICIA MILTON’s plays for Central Works in Berkeley include The Victorian Ladies’ Detective Collective, Bamboozled (2018 Outstanding Production & Ensemble; Finalist, Outstanding World Premiere Play, TBA Awards), Hearts of Palm, Enemies: Foreign and Domestic (2015 Outstanding World Premiere Play, TBA Awards) and Reduction in Force. Her comedy Believers was produced in San Francisco, Monterey, and Istanbul, Turkey; and Without Mercy premiered at Off Broadway West Theatre Company in San Francisco. She has had more than 100 presentations and productions of her short plays internationally. She is proud to be resident playwright at Central Works. patricia-milton.com.

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