DIVINE FRUIT/KUNDALINI RISING
A New Play
Rising" was presented at the New Works Festival
the Phoenix Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona.
JULY 23 - JULY 24, 2010
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are drawn when conflict arises in the home of a Mormon Bishop and his wife over the church's support and funding of California's
Proposition 8. Claire Young's enduring love for her adult gay son forces her to take a stand against her husband and church's
position on gay marriage. After a life-altering visitation by the Hindu Goddess Kali, our Latter-Day-Saint wife and mother
embarks on a journey of self-discovery that not only questions her faith but also threatens to tear apart her marriage. What
does an obedient Mormon wife do when she is tasked by Kali to heal the rift in her family caused by the religion she loves?
Well, if you’re Claire in "Divine Fruit/Kundalini
Rising", you slap on your sword, jump on your trusty steed, and take the ride in this funny and moving new work by Nathan
Sanders, author of the hit play, "The Sugar Bean Sisters".
ABOUT THE NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
Phoenix Theatre’s New Works Festival was founded by Playwright Richard Warren
and director Mark DeMichele in 1998 to introduce Phoenix audiences to the new works of emerging and established playwrights.
In this invitational festival, the audience, performers and writer all take part in the play development process. The
writer creates the script, the actors translate the page to the stage and audience members exchange immediate and uncensored
reaction to the play, providing all with insight into further development of the product. Playwrights with a unique vision,
innovative subject matter, and diverse perspectives are thus given a voice—which otherwise might never be afforded to
them in the contemporary world of performing arts.
Phoenix Theatre Overview
Phoenix Theatre, founded in 1920 as Phoenix Little Theatre, is the oldest arts institution
in the State of Arizona and one of the oldest continuously operating arts organizations in the country. As an integral part
of Arizona’s cultural landscape, providing entertainment and education opportunities to millions of residents, Phoenix
Theatre is the only professional theatre in the Valley that provides programming that spans all generations.
Conservatory Theatre Center
9th at 4pm
at the New
Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco
(from "Little House On The Prairie)
|(Karen Grassle as "Claire")
Thea Gill *
(from "Queer as Folk")
(from "Dolls" at
|(Michael Phillis as "Ronnie")
Casey Bastiaans* Tom
Orr Edgar Reynolds
( * Members of Actors Equity Association AEA)
Conservatory Theatre Center
25 Van Ness Avenue
Francisco, CA 94102
|(Debra Mosk, Thea Gill, Michael Phillis, Karen Grassle, Nathan Sanders & Edgar Reynolds)