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365 Days/365 Plays: A 2017 Remix

Every Thu., Fri., and Sat. from May 26-June 10
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from May 28-June 11
2 p.m.
$25; $10 students and seniors.

In 2002, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks orchestrated one of the most audacious undertakings in contemporary theater. Having already endeavored to write one play a day for an entire year, Parks compiled the resultant works into 365 Days/365 Plays. Rather than attempting a single performance of the gargantuan piece, Parks set out to have the individual plays split among a host of companies from across the United States, each of which would stage synchronized premieres. The gambit was more than a mere stunt, however, as the diversity of geography, demographics, and performance venues underscored the crosscultural scope of the ambitious work, reflecting an America that continues to be shaped by people from all walks of life. Revisiting the work after 15 years, Full Circle Theater has entrusted 45 of the 365 plays to an ensemble cast, selecting pieces reflective of the current state of America. Co-directed by Rick Shiomi, Martha B. Johnson, and Harry Waters Jr. (with added “cameo directors” James A. Williams, Stephanie Lein Walseth, and Lara Trujillo), 365 Days/365 Plays: A 2017 Remix looks to present an invigorating succession encompassing everything from slapstick satire to heartrending tragedy, each examining the American psyche with an understanding forged in a common humanity. For tickets, call 1-800-838-3006.