The Orange Girls to Premiere ‘Scorched’

orange.jpgScorched follows two siblings whose mother’s dying wish sends them on a mission to seek out the truth of her life and the origins of their own birth. The quest takes them to the war-torn deserts of their mother’s youth and forces them to come to terms with who they really are.

 

 

 

 

 

ST. LOUIS — To wrap up its 2008 season, the Orange Girls Theatre Company will bring an award-winning tale of personal discovery to U.S. audiences for the first time. The U.S. premiere of Wajdi Mouawad’s Scorched runs Sept. 12 through 28 at COCA’s Anheuser-Busch Black Box Theater.
First staged in Canada in 2007, Scorched follows two siblings whose mother’s dying wish sends them on a mission to seek out the truth of her life and the origins of their own birth. The quest takes them to the war-torn deserts of their mother’s youth and forces them to come to terms with who they really are.
The Orange Girls’ production of Scorched is directed by Tom Martin and features a much-lauded cast including Kevin Beyer, Nancy Lewis (Kevin Kline winner), Joel Lewis (Kevin Kline nominee), Magan Wiles* (multiple Kevin Kline nominee), Bruce Longworth*, Robert A. Mitchell (Kevin Kline nominee) and the three Orange Girls co-founders Brooke Edwards (Kevin Kline Award), Michelle Hand (Kevin Kline Award) and Meghan Maguire (Kevin Kline nominee). *Denotes a Member of the Actor’s Equity Association.

The production is also a part of the 2008 St. Louis Political Theater Festival, which includes fall productions by theater companies throughout the St. Louis metro area. A full list of participating companies is available at www.newlinetheatre.com/stlpf.html.

Scorched runs Sept. 12 through 28 with performances at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $18 for students and older adults and $15 for season subscribers. Tickets are $15 for patrons who bring personal care items to the Saturday performances. The items will be donated to Karen House, a local charity that helps women and children in need.

The Orange Girls is the resident theater company at COCA and all performances are held at the Anheuser-Busch Black Box Theater at COCA, located at 524 Trinity Ave., in the University City Loop. Free babysitting is available for children ages 1-12 during the Sunday matinees. To reserve tickets or babysitting services, please call 314-520-9557 or visit www.orangegirls.org.

The Orange Girls is a not-for-profit theater company dedicated to redefining women’s roles on stage and in the world. Founded in 2005 by local actresses Brooke Edwards, Michelle Hand and Meghan Maguire, the company brings together actors, directors and designers of both sexes to create performances that garner a new audience for women’s contributions to the theatrical arts. The Orange Girls have received several honors in the community, including multiple Kevin Kline nominations and four Kevin Kline Awards for Outstanding Production of a Play, Leading Actress, Supporting Actress and Ensemble.
 

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