Questions of gender and sexual identity are posed in a new light each night in this full-length comedy about dating in the modern age. With a script designed such that every character can be played by an actor of any gender without changing a single line of dialogue, six actors trade roles each night to present a series of conversations that carry different implications with every performance.
2-hour comedy. Cast of 8.
Reviews: - "Barrett's script is incredibly witty"
- "it's a very, very funny play"
- "I definitely plan to attend at least one more performance"
"This could be the first time a theatre has done this.”
-Salem Weekly News
The first person perspective of a 24-year-old girl diagnosed with cancer, dealing with all the normal stuff: online dating, finding love, going bald, making awkward YouTube videos and ... oh, you know, trying not to die or whatever.
80-minute 1-woman show.
"Barrett's brazen and self-deprecating narration... leaves you in awe of her boundless wit, strength, candor and lust for life."
-Willamette Week, Favorite Moments From Fertile Ground
Rae’s life is forced into a standstill when she is diagnosed with cancer during her senior year in high school. Confined to the hospital, she faces a fraught relationship with her sister, a failed romance, and feelings of isolation in a hyper-connected, digital world.
A Civil War Era romantic comedy inspired by real columns from the city's most popular weekly newspaper: The Golden Era. It's 1863. A peculiar young woman enters the Lick House Hotel Saloon, looking for a job as a journalist. What she finds is a new side of herself she didn't know she had, and a chance at a life she didn't know she wanted. Battles rage between North and South, between rival publishing companies, and between the inclinations of her own heart.