2019 Season

Roan @ The Gates

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a political thriller
written by Christina Gorman
directed by M. Graham Smith
Jul 20–Aug 18

EXTENDED FOR 4 MORE PERFORMANCES:
Aug 22, 23, 24 & 25!

World Premiere #64:
A Shared World Premiere with Luna Stage

“If the government can access our information, they can get to you, they can get to a CEO; they can get to a Presidential candidate. What’s being collected and stored is not information; it’s leverage.”

Could you still love your partner if she followed her conscience but kept you in the dark? A long-time couple confronts questions that they never thought to ask as their marriage collides with national security.

#MyWifeIsAWhistleBlower

Production Sponsor: Kathleen Kahn

A Shared World Premiere with Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ
Roan @ The Gates received a developmental workshop at the Alley Theatre, Houston, TX

 

SF Chronicle Datebook Theater Pick

 

 

 

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
Jul 18
8pm
Preview
PWYC
19
8pm
Preview
PWYC
20
7pm
Opening
21
5pm
Talkback
25
8pm
PWYC
26
8pm
27
7pm
28
5pm
Aug 1
8pm
PWYC
2
8pm
3
7pm
4
5pm
8
8pm
PWYC
9
8pm
10
7pm
11
5pm
Talkback
15
8pm
PWYC
16
8pm
17
7pm
18
5pm
22
8pm
PWYC
23
8pm
24
7pm
25
5pm

Running Time

70 minutes with no intermission

Lauren Hayes- Roan
Jeunée Simon*- Nat

Stage management: Michelle Chesley
Assistant director: Omar Stewart
Dramaturge: Molly Conway

Costume design: Tammy Berlin
Lighting design: Gary Graves
Prop design: Debbie Shelley
Sound design: Gregory Scharpen

*member AEA

Roan (Lauren Hayes-l), an NSA analyst, can’t discuss the details of her work with her wife, Nat (Jeunée Simon*-r). Then the news reports begin.

#MyWifeIsAWhistleBlower

*member AEA
Central Works presents world premiere #64: Roan @ The Gates by Christina Gorman, July 20-Aug 18 at Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley.  A Shared World Premiere with Luna Stage.

Photo by J. Norrena

Roan (Lauren Hayes-l) is an NSA analyst who is unable to discuss any of her work details with her wife, Nat (Jeunée Simon*-r), a civil rights attorney. When Roan turns whistleblower, their lives are thrown into turmoil.

#MyWifeIsAWhistleBlower

*member AEA
Central Works presents world premiere #64: Roan @ The Gates by Christina Gorman, July 20-Aug 18 at Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley.  A Shared World Premiere with Luna Stage.

Photo by J. Norrena

(Left to right): Roan (Lauren Hayes) is an NSA analyst and her wife, Nat (Jeunée Simon*), is a civil rights attorney. Could you still love your partner if she followed her conscience but kept you in the dark?

#MyWifeIsAWhistleBlower

*member AEA
Central Works presents world premiere #64: Roan @ The Gates by Christina Gorman, July 20-Aug 18 at Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley.  A Shared World Premiere with Luna Stage.

Photo by Jim Norrena

All photos: ACT OUT Photography by Jim Norrena

Roan (Lauren Hayes-r) is an NSA analyst and her wife, Nat (Jeunée Simon*-l), is a civil rights attorney. When Roan turns whistleblower their lives and their relationship get thrown into turmoil. Could you still love your partner if she followed her conscience but kept you in the dark?

#MyWifeIsAWhistleBlower

*member AEA
Central Works presents world premiere #64: Roan @ The Gates by Christina Gorman, July 20-Aug 18 at Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley.  A Shared World Premiere with Luna Stage.

Photo by J. Norrena

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Jean Schiffman in SF Arts Monthly

SF Chronicle Datebook Theater Pick

East Bay Express Editor’s Pick

“A sharply-written, taut and fraught two-hander…Roan @ The Gates manages to keep ratcheting up the dramatic tension” -G. Heymont, My Cultural Landscape

“This riveting play is well-directed…and features two excellent actresses” -C. Benet, The Arc

“Roan@The Gates makes us question what it means to be moral and to be loyal … Gorman takes us step by step, dramatically, to enlightenment” -B. Horwitz, Theatrius

“The actors…are focused and energetic, fully inhabiting their characters” -P. Thomas, Talkin’ Broadway

The “bracingly intimate 50-seat space…helps build a visceral bond between audience and performer that feels especially apt for a play that examines how we maintain human connection in our virtual, data-saturated world.” -J. Munson, Broadway World

“Gorman offers a fast-paced and exhilarating text [and]…the production is deeply thought provoking” -B. Fay, Daily Cal

“…[M. Graham] Smith and the actors beautifully realize Gorman’s clever staging concepts, and their Edward Snowden-like, no-way-out dilemma resonates. And Gorman gets the ending just right.” -J. Schiffman, SF Examiner

Luna Stage review:
“ROAN @ THE GATES at Luna Stage is an intriguing two-hander” -Broadway World