May 20, 2017
Island Theatre at Your House presents:
by Caryl Churchill
Host: Jeff Brown
In colonial Africa, a Victorian English patrician represses the natives, his wife, his children, homosexuals—and still finds time for an affair with a widowed neighbor. The same family appears in Act Two 25 years older and back in London, only now it’s 1979.Cloud 9 is about relationships – between women and men, men and men, women and women. It is about sex, work, mothers, Africa, power, children, grandmothers, politics, money, Queen Victoria and Sex. Cloud 9 premiered in London at the Royal Court Theatre in 1979 and has since been staged all over the world. This time-shifting comedy, both parody and spoof of the Victorian Empire and its rigid attitudes, especially toward sex, by the author of Top Girls, created a sensation with its Off Broadway premiere, directed by Tommy Tune.
SHARE A MEAL AND A PLAY WITH FRIENDS!
Island Theatre at Your House (YoHo) is a series of gatherings hosted by volunteers in their own homes, at which all participants are welcome to join in a potluck dinner and a play reading. These events are scheduled in the intervening months (opposite our Library series) on the third Saturday at 6:00 pm.