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In Her Bones

By Jessica Kahkoska | Directed by Rebecca Martinez

February 13, 2025 – March 2, 2025

When an unexpected blizzard forces UC Berkeley first-year student Mia to wait out the storm at a rural highway gas station and general store in Southern Colorado, she’s forced to confront a past that she is both fleeing and seeking out. As she shares family memories with store owner Moises to pass the time, another world creeps in — one of shadows, forgotten prayers, and secrets hiding right in plain sight.

In this world premiere production, In Her Bones explores the complicated legacy of crypto-Judaism in the Southwest, illuminating an unlikely alpine tale of secrecy, faith, fear, and how we pass on culture when written records are too dangerous to keep. Driven by a community-engaged, Colorado-based research process, this piece explores if our identities and rituals rise from earth and mountains where we spend our days, are inherited in the ancient stories of our blood, or are learned in the motions of mothers at sunset and overheard songs of grandparents.

Staged Readings

Oct. 5, 6, 10, & 11, 2024
Season subscribers are invited to join us for a live staged reading and workshop for In Her Bones before it hits the stage. Get a peek into the development of this new work ahead of its world premiere in February 2025. Subscribe to the 2024–25 theatre season to participate in the readings.


Run Time

Approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.

Show Content

This show deals with complex themes of heritage and family. It is appropriate for anyone who has ever wondered exactly what it is that makes you, YOU.

Accessibility Information

American Sign Language interpretation and live audio description are offered during the Saturday, Feb. 22 performance at 5 p.m.

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Student Tickets

Students receive FREE tickets the day of the performance. Tickets subject to availability; must pick up in person at the FAC; CC students must present a CC Gold Card.

CC Faculty & Staff

CC Staff and faculty can purchase rush tickets the day of the performance at the FAC front desk for $30. Tickets subject to availability; must purchase in person and present a CC Gold Card.