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Past Production

The Listener

By Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Kent Nicholson+
Jul 12–Aug 31
World Premiere
Venue: Traveling Jewish Theatre and Ashby Stage

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In THE LISTENER, Liz Duffy Adams looks at our current world through her sci-fi lens, making today’s pop culture icons and slang words the mythological basis of religion for the very far off future inhabitants of Junk City, Planet Earth. The thing is, the Junk City citizens are the only people left. Everyone else migrated to Nearth (aka: the moon) long ago, declaring the world uninhabitable. In Junk City, rules are rules. You have your title and position in society.  The Listener, alone in sanctuary, patiently listens for sounds of other life through an old radio device.  Namer, the keeper of historic knowledge and Namer of all junk, keeps a close tab on the Junk City inhabitants. You don’t step out of rank. Things get dangerous if you do. So when John, a representative from Nearth, descends upon the small dystopia in his spaceship, things get weird. He’s there to “save” them, but do they need it? Do they want it? Watch your back. John’s in for a scary ride…

Featuring: Michael Morran, Rami Margron, Lawrence Radecker*+, Cole Alexander Smith, Juliet Tanner+

Scenic Design: Melpomene Katakalos+

Light Design: Heather Basarab+

Costume Design: Louise Jarmilowicz

Music & Sound Design: Cliff Caruthers+

Movement Coach: Matthew Graham Smith

Stage Manager: Ashley Nichols Costa

Assistant Stage Manager: Travis Van Oosbree