2015 Season

Enemies: Foreign and Domestic

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Written by Patricia Milton
Directed by Gary Graves
Produced in: 2015

World Premiere #46: from the Central Works Writers Workshop

because counter-terrorism begins at home… A darkly comic intersection of foreign “black ops” and family politics.  When the rebel among three odd sisters returns home to reconcile with her estranged mother, cultures clash, sibling rivalries erupt, and bombs start falling.  Local playwright Patricia Milton (Reduction in Force) returns to Central Works, bringing us this incisive domestic comedy with a sharp political edge.

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Production Sponsors: Linda and William Schieber

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Bridgett O’Malley: Maura Halloran
Siara Hashi: Desirée Rogers
Kathleen Mahoney-Finch: Danielle Thys*
Meg Mahoney: Jan Zvaifler


Stage manager: Vanessa Ramos
Costume design: Tammy Berlin
Lighting design: Gary Graves
Sound design: Gregory Scharpen
Prop design: Debbie Shelley


*member AEA

Desirée Rogers is Siara, a Somali refugee and caretaker
for the ailing mother of the Mahoney sisters, in
Enemies: Foreign and Domestic by Patricia Milton.

Photo by Jim Norrena

Maura Halloran and Danielle Thys (member AEA) are two of the daughters of the ailing Mary Mahoney.  Desirée Rogers (background) is the Somali refugee and caretaker in Enemies: Foreign and Domestic.

Photo by Jim Norrena

Maura Halloran and Jan Zvaifler, two of the Mahoney
sisters alongside their mother’s statue of Our Lady,
Protector of the Innocent, in Enemies: Foreign and Domestic.

Photo by Jim Norrena

Maura Halloran as Bridgett Mahoney, in an unusual moment of intimacy and candor in Enemies: Foreign and Domestic.

Photo by Jim Norrena

SF Gate (SF Chronicle)  “Weekend pick!”

will keep you laughing, thinking, and completely engaged…” – C. Kruger, TheatreStorm

“Great dialogue, sharp humor and wrenching emotional roller-coasting lead to a haunting ending…not to be missed.” -J. Motz, Art’s Desire, KWMR-FM

“this absorbing play … is like a gyroscope, spiraling down to the bitter truth, yet whirling out complexities of dialogue and riding on a string of dark humor.” K.Bullock, Berkeley Daily Planet

“Patricia Milton’s stunningly intelligent and politically provocative dramedy, a tightly-crafted play, is a tense family drama with overtones of government abuse as well as family violence.” G. Heymont, MyCulturalLandscape.com