DETAILS

Recommended Age: 14 and Up

When Rafael and Camila Hernandez move in downstairs to help Joanne with her elderly father, Joanne breathes a little easier. She needs their help, and they need jobs. But she can’t anticipate the complications that arise when “the help” starts to feel like family…and act like it. A brilliantly funny and provocative new piece by one of today’s hottest playwrights, it’s an empathetic but searing examination of boundaries, power, privilege, and fear in a single backyard.

“Trieschmann…has the courage to ask tougher questions.” — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Trieschmann’s writing is taut and laced with irony….a big accomplished writer’s voice.” — The New York Times

ARTISTS

Mark Clements
Catherine Trieschmann
Playwright

Mark Clements
Mark Clements
Director

 

Kevin Depinet
Scenic Designer

Rachel Laritz
Costume Designer

Jesse Klug
Lighting Designer

Joe Cerqua
Original Music
and Sound Designer

Abigail Gonda
Dramaturg

 

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
± Milwaukee Repertory Theater Associate Artists.

EVENTS

PRE
SHOW

Rep-in-Depth
A pre-show conversation with a member of the cast or artistic team for productions in the Stiemke Studio and Quadracci Powerhouse. Rep-in-Depth occurs approximately 45 minutes before curtain for every performance.

 

SUN
MAR 4
2PM

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

TUE
MAR 6
6:30PM

Audio-Described Performance
Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Concierge Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.

 

SUN
MAR 11
2PM

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

SUN
MAR 18
2PM

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

THUR
MAR 22
7:30PM

ASL Interpreted Performance
This performance interpreted in American Sign Language. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

 

SUN
MAR 25
2PM

Captioned Theater Performance
This performance features a screen to the side of the stage that displays the actors' lines as they are spoken. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

 

SUN
MAR 25
2PM

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 
 

World Premiere Event

February 27 – March 25, 2018
Quadracci Powerhouse
by Catherine Trieschmann
Directed by Mark Clements
A Co-Production with Geva Theatre Center

 

A JOHN (JACK) D. LEWIS NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PRODUCTION

 

Executive Producer
Judy Hansen

Associate Producers
Catherine and Buddy Robinson
Four-Four Foundation, Inc.

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