Canada's CRIPPLED Makes US Premiere In Special Engagement At EXIT Theatre
In late September 2013, playwright Paul David Power's life changed forever when his same-sex partner of nine years passed away suddenly. In Crippled, he explores the debilitating effects of grief and the challenge of learning to move forward, while also living with a physical disability. Power, both the playwright and a performer in Crippled, is himself living with a physical disability, a not uncommon identity that nonetheless finds little representation on our stages. With his award-winning ensemble play, he set out to create a piece that would speak to the fullness of his own human experience as a disabled artist, while exploring the universal languages of love, loss, and learning to live.
After seeing the play performed at the 2017 Fundy Fringe in New Brunswick, Canada, EXIT Theatre Artistic Director Christina Augello immediately knew that she had to bring it to San Francisco to make its US premiere-describing the show as "pure gold." While bringing in a fully-staffed ensemble show from across the border has been no simple task, Augello is firm in her belief that it is a show that deserves to be seen by a wider audience, and is thrilled to be able to bring Crippled to EXIT Theatre for four performances, from March 28-31 (includes Sunday matinee at 3PM). Afterwards, the company will travel to Catskill to perform at the Bridge Street Theatre, run by John Sowle and Steven Patterson, formerly of Kaliyuga Arts.
EXIT Theatre is ADA-accessible and we will have an ASL interpreter for each show.