Dragon Theater Opens Season with RX by Kate Fodor Tonight
What if there were a happy pill that could take away all the stresses and strains of life? That's the premise of Rx, the latest play from Kate Fodor (100 Saints You Should Know). Deftly balancing sardonic shots at Big Pharma with a tender love story between a clinical researcher and a patient taking part in a drug trial, Rx is "a winning combination of light satire and romance." (NY Times)
Rx is directed by Jeanie K. Smith and written by Kate Fodor, a 2013 Guggenheim fellow in playwriting. Rx was recently produced Off-Broadway by Primary Stages and will have its Los Angeles premiere in January 2014. She has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists in New York since 2008. Kate's play Hannah and Martin received the Kennedy Center's Roger L. Stevens Award, a Joseph Jefferson Citation, an After Dark Award, and a finalist position for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. 100 Saints You Should Know received the National Theatre Conference's Stavis Award and was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award, as well as being named one of the 10 Best Plays of the year by Entertainment Weekly and Time Out New York. She has been named one of "Eight to Watch" by The New York Times and has received commissions from Chautauqua Theater Company, Center Theater Group and The Playwrights' Center, where she was the recipient of the 2011-2012 McKnight National Residency.
Rx features Janine Evans as Meena Pierotti, Keith C. Marshall as Phil Gray, Meredith Hagedorn* as Allison, Brian Flegel as Simon, Sandy Pardini Cashmark as Frances, and Evan Michael Schumacher as Richard/Ed (*denotes member of Actor's Equity).
The Creative Team includes Meredith Hagedorn, Executive Producer; Jason Arias, Company Manager; Sara Sparks, Production Stage Manager; Logan Hehn, Rehearsal Stage Manager; Christopher Decker, Set Designer; Jeff Swan, Lighting Designer; Lance Huntley, Sound Designer; Y. Sharon Peng, Costume Designer; Linda Olbourne, Administrative Assistant; Katherine Goldman, Box Office Manager; and Kimberly Wadycki, Press.
Performances of Rx run tonight, January 17 - February 9, 2014. Showtimes are Thursdays - Saturdays at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm (doors open at 1:30pm); Pay-what-you-can preview on January 16th.
There will be an opening night gala after tonight's January 17th show and a post-show discussion after the show on Sunday, February 2nd.
The Dragon Theatre in downtown Redwood City | 2120 Broadway Street at the intersection of Broadway and Theatre Way. Tickets are $30 for all seats, otherwise we have a Pay-What-You-Will preview on January 16th and $10 rush tickets on Thursdays and Fridays after opening week. To buy tickets and for more information: http://dragonproductions.net/