Both performances are sold out. Please contact our Box Office at [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.
Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry are pleased to present a play reading of Escaped Alone, written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Sands Hall, at the Deer Creek Bar at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center on Thursday, June 3 and Friday, June 4, 2021. The evening features local musicians Randy McKean and Murray Campbell who will perform prior to the play reading, and local actors Trish Adair, Mary Baird, Lorri Holt, Sharon Winegar who will perform Escaped Alone.
Originally scheduled as the third production of Sierra Stages’ 2020 season, Escaped Alone is an inventive and though-provoking work. Set in a serene garden, three old friends are joined by a neighbor to engage in amiable chat-with a side of apocalyptic horror. The women’s talk of grandchildren and TV shows breezily intersperses with tales of terror in a quietly teetering world where all is not what it seems.
The evening begins with Randy McKean and Murray Campbell performing light classical versions of British pop of the 60s (think “Downtown”, “You Really Got Me”, “I Know a Place”.) After a brief pause for chat and refreshments, they’ll be joined by four distinguished local actors, Trish Adair, Mary Baird, Lorri Holt, and Sharon Winegar, to perform Escaped Alone. Directed by Sands Hall.
The play’s title, Escaped Alone, is taken from the epigraph of Melville’s Moby Dick: “I only am escaped alone to tell thee”, which aptly describes the narration of that novel. However, the phrase comes originally from the Book of Job: it’s uttered by four separate messengers who come to tell Job of his terrible losses. How this connects to Churchill’s brilliant and funny (and dark and timely) play is something we hope the audience will be talking about for some time.
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Guests will be seated at 6:30pm, and the entertainment begins at 7:00pm. The performance is approximately 100 minutes with one intermission.
The Deer Creek Bar is outside, so please dress accordingly. The Miners Foundry offers a full bar with food available for purchase and table service on select evenings.
Unpredictable weather and continually updated guidelines can mean frequent changes to our entertainment schedule. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Tickets | $15
Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available online only. No Phone, Box Office, or Door sales.
Tickets will be at Will Call the night of the event.
Seating is extremely limited, Cabaret Table style with 1-4 guests per table. Larger groups must sit at separate tables.
The health and safety of our guests, staff, and community is the highest priority at the Miners Foundry. Click here for information about our safety procedures. All entertainment is presented in accordance with state and local guidelines.
Please email our Box Office at [email protected] with questions.