June 17 -
July 3, 2016
Thurs. - Sat. nights at 8p
Sun. afternoons at 2p
By Eugene O'Neill
Eugene O'Neill's (The Iceman Cometh, Long Day’s Journey Into Night) epic 1922 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about love and forgiveness charts one woman's longing to forget the dark secrets of her past and hope for salvation. Rarely performed, but arguably O’Neill’s quintessential early play, Anna Christie grapples with alcoholism, alienation, heartbreak, mortality and the monolithic sea, all experiences drawn from the playwright’s own past.
Tina Rutsch as Anna Christopherson
Geoff Fiorito as Chris Christopherson
Sean Garahan as Mat Burke
Warren Liu as Larry
Barbara Ann Cecchetti as Marthy
Butch Welby as Johnny the Priest
Producer - Tina Rutsch
Director - Jenny Hollingworth
Rehearsal Stage Manager - Rachel Nin
Productions Stage Manager - Chloe Schweizer
Production Assistant - Jocelyn Truitt
Scenic Designer - David Donovan
Lighting Designer - John Bernard
Sound Designer - Cesar Reyes
Costume Designer - Laura Elder
Hair/Make-up Designer - Melissa Weinstein
Properties Designer - Laura Elder
Fight Choreographer - Kyle McReddie
Press Photographer - Kimberlee Wittlieb
Graphic Designer - Morgan Elizabeth
Pay what you will preview on Thursday, June 16th at 8p
Opening night performance with post-show reception on Friday, June 17th at 8p
Post-show discussion with the cast and director Sunday, June 26th
SPECIAL EVENTS for Anna Christie:
Sunday, June 19th
Join us for a special post-show discussion with Eric Fraisher Hayes, an actor, director, and educator who is the Vice President of Programming for the Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Tao House, where he has directed The Hairy Ape, Mourning Becomes Electra, Ah, Wilderness!, and All God's Chillun Got Wings. 2nd Stages producer (and the actress playing Anna Christie) Tina Rutsch will also join the discussion. Tickets for this event are $40 and include that day's matinee performance and the special post-show discussion about Eugene O'Neill and Anna Christie. The extra proceeds go to support the production of Anna Christie.
Saturday, July 2nd
For centuries, sailors have honed their shipboard skills to the cadence of songs recounting the adventure, tragedy and romance of life at sea. Local musician Raggy will lead us all in some traditional “sea chanteys.” If you come in costume you will be given one free drink ticket for that evening's performance. The singing starts at 6:30p on July 2nd and only costs an extra $5 on top of the usual price for the show. The extra proceeds go to support the production of Anna Christie.
This show is rated PG-13 for adult content. The show runs approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.
PLEASE BE AWARE that Redwood City hosts a number of free festivals on the summer weekends. Check this calendar for details on upcoming events and plan to leave extra time for parking on Friday and Saturday nights.