STRAY CAT THEATRE UNLEASHES 2023-2024 22nd ANNIVERSARY SEASON
UNTIL THE FLOOD
by Dael Orlandersmith
directed by Elena Conti
Tempe Center for the Arts Studio Theatre
February 16 - March 2, 2024
Featuring Ryan L. Jenkins
After Ferguson, the ghosts of Michael Brown
UNTIL THE FLOOD is a gripping and revelatory new play constructed and informed by interviews playwright Dael Orlandersmith conducted with a cross-section of people in and around Ferguson. All of whom have vastly different perspectives on the incident that turned the town into a flashpoint in America’s never-ending struggle for racial justice. As it examines the community fallout after the fatal officer-involved shooting of Michael Brown, UNTIL THE FLOOD hunts for deeper societal truths - giving voice to a community haunted by injustice and a country desperately yearning for change.
“…so palpably compassionate, it achieves a great beauty by bringing us together rather than driving us apart.” - The Chicago Tribune
***Content Alert: Based on real events, UNTIL THE FLOOD includes references to racism, bigotry, prejudice, and off-stage violence. The play contains strong adult content/language, including racial slurs. Recommended for ages 16 and older.***
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD - POST SHOW DISCUSSSION
- a post-show discussion featuring the performer Ryan L. Jenkins and director Elena Conti moderated by Dr. Mathew Sandoval: an award-winning professor at ASU’s Barrett the Honors College, where he serves as the Dean’s Fellow for Access & Inclusive Excellence. His scholarship and teaching focus on performance, cultural history, race, and identity. In addition to his work in higher education, Dr. Sandoval has also maintained a 25-year career as a performing artist touring throughout North America, South America, and Europe.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH - 6PM - ADDED UNDERSTUDY PERFORMANCE
- we have added a performance to feature our incredibly talented understudy Tanner J. Conley
We no longer sell season subscriptions.
Tickets go on sale throughout the season on a show by show basis.
Season Packages are only available as a benefit of Giving at the $500 and $1000 level.