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Diversionary Theatre: 'Best Lesbian Erotica 1995' - CANCELED
Sunday: 2 PM
Thursday: 7 PM
Friday: 8 PM
Saturday: 8 PM
Note: This production has been canceled.
Feb. 17 through Mar. 20, 2022.
Opening night: Feb. 26.
By Miranda Rose Hall
Directed by Kym Pappas
From '5 plays to see in San Diego in February' (KPBS Feature)
New York-based playwright Miranda Rose Hall's new work, "Best Lesbian Erotica 1995," was part of Diversionary's 2020 Spark New Play Festival, with a radio play-style virtual reading. This month's fully staged, world premiere production is directed by Kym Pappas, who also directed that virtual reading almost two years ago. The cast for this production is brilliant — including San Diego theater world titans like Laura Zee and Katie Haroff, Andrea Agosto and more.
Hall's play is a tryptic of three distinct sketches: a comedy looking at lesbian erotic fiction; a study of domestic terrorism against the backdrop of the Oklahoma City bombing; and a reflection of the LGBTQ woman's role in culture in that era.
—Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS. Read more here.
From the theater:
About the show
In this triptych of love, lust, and domestic terrorism, a joyous romp through lesbian erotic fiction collides with one of the darkest hours in U.S. history. This thrilling new play from the author of The Hour of Great Mercy (Winner: Outstanding New Play, 2019 San Diego Critics Circle Awards) is a wild ride through the heights of fantasy and the depths of horror to confront a country at war with itself, and discover how to heal after tragedy.
About the writer
Miranda Rose Hall (she/her/hers) is a playwright from Baltimore, MD. Her plays include Plot Points in Our Sexual Development (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award in Drama), The Hour of Great Mercy (Diversionary Theatre, 2019 San Diego Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Play), and The Kind Ones (upcoming Magic Theatre). She is currently under commission from LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, Yale Repertory Theater, Trinity Repertory Company, and Playwrights Horizons SoundStage. She has developed her work with New York Theater Workshop, Baltimore Center Stage, Woolly Mammoth, The Kennedy Center, Center Theater Group / We the Women, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Playwright’s Realm, National New Play Network, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, EnGarde Arts, Provincetown Theater, Two River Theater, Cygnet Theater, Single Carrot Theatre, and the Orchard Project. She is a founding member of LubDub Theatre, a New York-based physical theater company.
Low-cost previews: Thursday, Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 25, 2022
Youth nights: Thursday, Feb. 17 and Thursday Feb. 25 at 8 p.m.
Free student performances, from Diversionary Theatre. This program brings students, schools, and universities to our theater for cutting-edge LGBTQ+ programming.
First Fridays for the Military: Friday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m.
Free tickets for those who serve. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Opening night: Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m.
Pre- and post-show festivities
Backstage Thursdays: Designer spotlight: Thursday, Mar. 3 at 6 p.m. (pre-show)
Industry night: Monday, Mar. 7 at 7 p.m.
Theater professionals get pay-what-you-can admission in advance, or $10 at the door.
Backstage Thursdays: Director Happy Hour: Thursday, Mar. 10 at 6 p.m. (pre-show)
Backstage Thursdays: Next Act! Thursday, Mar. 17 at 6 p.m. (pre-show)
Box Office: 619-220-0097