2018/2019 Season


West Coast Premiere

July 3 - 29, 2018 | Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

By Martyna Majok | Directed by Carey Perloff

In 2017, a young immigrant arrives at a tenement in Queens, New York. She is met by her new landlord, who stood on the same doorstep 16 years earlier. As they get to know each other, the old brownstone reverberates with the voices of the fierce and proud women who preceded them.

This exquisite new play from Martyna Majok is a moving study of the things we run from and toward, and the people who shepherd us along the way.

Tickets start at $41
A limited number of Area 3 – $20 tickets for queens are made available one week before the first performance.

Production Sponsors
Brian & Silvija Devine

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ACCESS Performance (ASL interpretation, audio description): Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 pm

Cast & Creators
Image of Martyna Majok Martyna Majok Playwright
Image of Carey Perloff Carey Perloff Director

La Jolla Playhouse: The Orphan of Zhao. Perloff served as Artistic Director of A.C.T. for 20 years. Known for directing innovative productions of classics and championing new writing for the theatre, Perloff’s A.C.T. credits include Arcadia, Elektra and Racine’s Phèdre, as well as the American premieres of Tom Stoppard’s The Invention of Love and Indian Ink and Harold Pinter’s Celebration. Her playwriting credits include Luminescence Dating, Waiting for the Flood, Higher and Kinship. Prior to A.C.T., Ms. Perloff was artistic director of Classic Stage Company. A recipient of France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the National Corporate Theatre Fund’s 2007 Artistic Achievement Award, Ms. Perloff received a B.A. Phi Beta Kappa in classics and comparative literature from Stanford University and was a Fulbright Fellow at Oxford.

Carey Perloff Director
Venue Info

Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

The 6,500-square-foot Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre is the centerpiece of the first permanent year-round home for the Playhouse — the $17 million Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center.

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