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Parallel Lives

By Kathy Najimy & Mo Gaffney | Studio Series

September 8, 2017 – October 1, 2017

In the opening scene, two Supreme Beings plan the beginning of the world with the relish of two slightly sadistic suburban wives decorating a living room. Once they’ve decided on the color scheme of the races, a little concerned that white people will feel slighted being such a boring color, they create sex and the sexes. Afraid women will have too many advantages, the Beings decide to make childbirth painful and to give men enormous egos as compensation. From this moment, the audience is whisked through the outrageous universe of Kathy and Mo, where two actresses play men and women struggling through the common rituals of modern life: teenagers on a date, sisters at their grandmother’s funeral, a man and a woman together in a country-western bar. With boundless humor, Parallel Lives reexamines the ongoing quest to find parity and love in a contest handicapped by capricious gods – or in this case, goddesses.

” … a romp with a feminist sensibility; it’s a humor for a post-Lily Tomlin generation … Above all, PARALLEL LIVES is a smart, provocative show.” –Variety

Recommended for ages 14+

Our hearts go out to our theatre friends in the south and everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey. Many theatres have decided to offer proceeds from upcoming performances for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. We are following suit, and offering ticket sale proceeds from the first weekend of Parallel Lives performances.
While there are MANY worthwhile organizations to donate to, as part of the national theatre community, we are donating funds to the Alley Theatre, a major regional company whose space has been devastated. Learn More

Cast + Credits

Birgitta DePree*
Leslie O’Carroll*

Costume Design………………. Karen Holloway
Stage Manager………………… Terri Harrison
Director………………………… Nathan Halvorson

*Member of Actor’s Equity Association


Show Dates

Sep 8-Oct 1, 2017
Fri, Sat | 7:30p
Sun Matinées | 2p

Friday, Sept 29 | SOLD OUT
Saturday, Sept 30 | SOLD OUT
Sunday, Oct 1 | SOLD OUT


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