Don’t miss Island City Stage’s poignant production of Rotterdam by Jon Brittain, a touching, yet modern comedy about gender, sexuality, and being a long way from home. Rotterdam runs through February 19.
This new play from Jon Brittain, co-creator of Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Soho and writer of What Would Spock Do? and The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo, is a sensitive exploration of gender identity and relationships. It shares the story of Alice and Fiona, a lesbian couple grappling with distinct challenges. Alice is struggling to come out to her parents, while Fiona shares with Alice that she has always identified as a man.
“Although politics and media seem focused on the trans community, we don’t often hear personal stories about those who seek to transition and the effect that can have on those closest to them,” said Andy Rogow, artistic director of Island City Stage. “Rotterdam is a bittersweet comedy whose characters are in transition in one way or another.”
Directed by Michael Leeds and co-produced by Sue Wilder, Rotterdam stars Suzanne Ankrum as Alice and Autumn Kioti Horne as Fiona. It also features Abbie Fricke as Lelani and Robert Koutras as Josh. All actors are making their Island City Stage debut.
Rotterdam set sponsors are Doug Pew and Don Croxton, costume sponsors are Thomas Nichols and Dan Chadburn, and lighting and sound sponsor is Scott Bennett.
Tickets for Rotterdam start at $40. A special Women’s Night at the Theatre will take place February 3, with a 7 p.m. reception with light bites and beverages followed by the show.
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