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'The Niceties' By Eleanor Burgess


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Sep 17 - Oct 4, 2020[days & times]
  • WHERE Virtual / Moxie Theatre
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Free - $35

The Moxies are back on stage. They've staged a performance of "The Niceties" by Eleanor Burgess and will stream it beginning Saturday through Oct. 4. It stars San Diego native Deja Fields and Mouchette van Helsdingen and is directed by Moxie cofounder Delicia Turner Sonnenberg.

Burgess's 2018 play dwells in a meeting between a young, Black student, Zoe, and a white professor, Janine, to discuss a paper Zoe wrote on the American Revolution. I love the implication that a single setting — a single college paper in fact — could unravel to fill a play, and it pulls race, feminism, ageism, politics and more into the arena. Each screening will be bookended by introductions and Q&As.

Moxie's ticket system is worth paying attention to as theaters adapt to changing funding models and audience willingness to spend on virtual shows. Regular tickets to access the online production are $35 per household. Or if you have the means, you can send a larger gift with a few quick clicks. A limited number of $15 tickets are available an hour prior to the performance (use the code RUSH15 at checkout). And if $15 is too steep, contact the box office 24 hours in advance to request a free ticket.
--Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

Details: Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., plus more performances through Oct. 4. Online. $15-35.
Get tickets here.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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