A Willow Grows Aslant: An Ophelia Story takes the audience on a journey into the fractured psyche of a young woman torn between her father’s political ambitions, her boyfriend’s revenge fantasies and her own private dream of becoming a dancer. Creating an immersive, ambulatory experience that is different for each audience member, the labyrinthine corridors of Galbraith Hall’s basement will bloom with flowers and broken mirrors as Ophelia’s dreams for her future become nightmares. Reimagining Hamlet as seen through the eyes of its laconic heroine, A Willow Grows Aslant transports Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy to the theatre of modern-day politics.
written by Kristin Idaszak, directed by Kate Jopson, designed by Natalie Khuen (co-created by all three of us!)
A Willow Grows Aslant will be performed October 4-6 @ 6pm in the basement of Galbraith Hall as part of La Jolla Playhouse’s WoW (Without Walls) Festival. For more information and tickets please visit http://www.lajollaplayhouse.org/wowfestival/productions/willow
SEPTEMBER 7 UPDATE: Saturday night is SOLD OUT and tickets are almost gone out for all three performances. Get your tickets now to ensure your spot!