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World Premiere

She Rode Horses Like The Stock Exchange

By Amelia Roper
Directed by M. Graham Smith
Mar 20–Apr 12 · At the Thick House · Directions

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Amelia Roper

In a nice park, on a nice street, two nice New England couples try very, very hard to be nice to each other as the Global Financial Crisis comes to town. The first Bay Area production by playwright Amelia Roper, She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange is an absurdly funny, poignant and terrifying look at upper-crust America. Hold on to your hors d’oeuvres, ladies and gentlemen—things just got messy.

Featuring: George Sellner, Zehra Berkman, Kevin Clarke, Marilee Talkington ★ ◼

 

Dramaturg: Julie McCormick
Stage Manager: Mina Sohaa Smith ★
Assistant Stage Manager: Sarina Renteria
Scenic Design: Maya Linke
Costume Design: Miriam Lewis
Lighting Design: Stephanie Buchner ★
Sound Design: Hannah Birch Carl
Props Design: Devon LaBelle
Production Manager: Stephanie Alyson Henderson  ★

★ Crowded Fire Resident Artist
◼ Member of Actors’ Equity Association
Funders:
2014 Season Funding
Corporate Sponsor: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Season Producer: Dugan Moore
San Francisco Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax Fund
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Production Specific Funding
Dramatists Guild Fund
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Reviews

“Roper develops her story with engaging hints and small revelations beneath deceptively aimless, uncomfortable exchanges…she does so with a cutting wit and dramatic originality that makes one eager to see what she’ll do next.” — Rob Hurwitt, SF Chronicle

“…what’s sly about Roper’s script is the way she conveys a sense of absurdism – on the spectrum from Beckett to Will Eno – and high comedy for a situation that turns out not to be absurd or all that funny. Except it is.” – Chad Jones, Theater Dogs

Photos

Amy (Zehra Berkman), a successful investment banker, and her husband Henry (George Sellner) try to enjoy their Sunday afternoon in the park, in Amelia Roper’s world premiere, She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange, at Crowded Fire Theater.

Photo by Pak Han

In a nice park, on a nice street, two nice New England couples try very, very hard to be nice to each other as the Global Financial Crisis comes to town in Amelia Roper’s absurdly funny and poignant world premiere, She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange, at Crowded Fire Theater. (left to right: George Sellner, Kevin Clarke, Marilee Talkington, and Zehra Berkman)

Photo by Pak Han

Sara (Marilee Talkington) and Max (Kevin Clarke) find themselves out of their element in the world premiere of She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange by Amelia Roper playing at Crowded Fire Theater.

Photo by Pak Han

Sara (Marilee Talkington) takes a stroll in the park, a magnificent pixelated forest designed by Maya Linke with lighting by Stephanie Buchner. She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange is Amelia Roper’s absurdly funny, poignant and terrifying look at upper-crust America, receiving its world premiere at Crowded Fire Theater.

Photo by Pak Han

Max (Kevin Clarke) is forced to face some hard truths in Amelia Roper’s absurdly funny, poignant, and terrifying look at upper-crust America in She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange at Crowded Fire Theater.

Photo by Pak Han