Strangers in the World

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Strangers in the World

Axis Company's 20th Anniversary Season

March 13 - April 6, 2019
Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8pm
Adults $30; Seniors/Students $20; Artists/Under 30 $10; First Ten Tickets for each show are $10 | Veterans & Active U.S. Service Members and Their Families, FREE

A small group of puritans arrives in 1613. Unable to venture far inland they build a poorly constructed village on the rocky shore. After two years a ship arrives with more colonists and supplies but the captain goes mad and sets the ship on fire, sinking it just beyond the harbor. Eight years pass, and at last they decide that tomorrow they will head somewhere south on a journey of certain hardship. Then, a visitor from another world arrives on the shoreline.

What happens when the values and morals of puritans are set against the grinding agony of starvation, the constant death of their children and the horror of murder? How can they choose between bonds of home, a godless southern city and the silent sweet promise of nothing?

Featuring: Spencer Aste, Brian Barnhart, Andrew Dawson, Britt Genelin, Phil Gillen, , Emily Kratter, Jon McCormick, Katie Rose Summerfield

Writer/Director: Randy Sharp
Production Stage Manager: Erik Savage
Asst. Stage Manager: Laurie Kilmartin
Lighting Designer: David Zeffren
Asst. Lighting Designer: Amy Harper
Set Designer: Chad Yarborough
Costume Designer: Karl Ruckdeschel
Asst. Costume Designer: Jess Gersz
Properties Designer: Lynn Mancinelli
Composer/Sound Designer: Paul Carbonara

  • Katie Rose Summerfield, Spencer Aste, Andrew Dawson, Phil Gillen - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Katie Rose Summerfield, Britt Genelin, Spencer Aste, Andrew Dawson, Phil Gillen - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Spencer Aste, Britt Genelin, Andrew Dawson - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Phil Gillen, Brian Barnhart, Emily Kratter, Jon McCormick - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Jon McCormick, Andrew Dawson, Katie Rose Summerfield - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Andrew Dawson, Brian Barnhart, Spencer Aste - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Andrew Dawson, Phil Gillen, Katie Rose Summerfield - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Katie Rose Summerfield, Jon McCormick, Andrew Dawson, Spencer Aste, Emily Kratter, Phil Gillen - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Katie Rose Summerfield, Phil Gillen - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Katie Rose Summerfield, Spencer Aste, Phil Gillen, Britt Genelin - photo by Pavel Antonov

Playwrights Welcome is a new program developed for Dramatists Guild of America Members by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts and Rodgers and Hammerstein. The goal is simple: to provide free access to theatre for playwrights, composers and lyricists. We are invested in the success and artistic health of our industry's writers, and by extension the vibrancy of the American theatre. We're also aware that attending theatre is an integral part to how writers learn their craft and grow as artists.

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