Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Love's Grimm Outlook 

Wednesday, Aug 1 2012
Comments
There are pills for being sad, pills for being anxious, hungry, scared, dysfunctional in the bedroom, perpetually awake, perpetually asleep, and so on. Why not tend to the root of all distress and just vaccinate ourselves against heartbreak? In this romantic comedy, it seems the only way to manage the tragedies that loom on the horizon for the apocalyptic world is to first and foremost keep your heart safe. In StageWerx's production of Believers, Rockwell Wise stays holed up inside a remote lab hard at work developing a love vaccine as the world teeters on environmental collapse. As his company faces a crisis in dystopia, his ex-lover Grace Wright is hired to lead his drug development team, intent on creating a love activator that will reintroduce passion and romance to the world. Playwright Patricia Milton says she wrote the play as an adaptation of the Grimm's fairy tale “The Frog Prince,” in which the princess doesn't turn the frog into a prince with a Disney kiss, but instead throws him against the wall. In a world of unintended side effects, the violent act represents the necessity to love completely and sometimes uncomfortably in order to renew the human psyche.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Aug. 4. Continues through Aug. 25, 2012

About The Author

Neha Talreja

Related Locations

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed
  1. Most Popular

Slideshows

  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"