Season 2015/2016


11brochure_coverMOXIE invites you into our theatre for Season 11 as we continue to break the mold and explore women in all their rich diversity. Women as playwrights. Women of color. Women of a certain age. Women of God. Queer women. Women who mean business. Together we’ll go to Vietnam, play with Sherlock Holmes, hear the Virgin Mary and laugh till we cry. Join us for the next five incredible stories of Season 11. Be astounded.

Sep 24 – Oct 18, 2015 (already closed)
World Premiere
ORANGE JULIUS by Basil Kreimendahl
directed by Will Davis
Opening Night: Sep 26

After being poisoned by Agent Orange in the jungles of Vietnam, Julius is dying of intestinal cancer. Nut, his queer daughter, tries to reconnect with her father as one man to another by caring for his decaying body, sorting through her childhood memories, and diving into war movie fantasies. As worlds and identities blur, Nut finds herself fighting for her father’s life in ways she never expected. MOXIE is honored to produce the World Premiere of this new ground-breaking play which was read as part of the La Jolla Playhouse’s DNA New Works Series.

Nov 8 – Dec 6, 2015 (already closed)
West Coast Premiere
THE (curious case of the) WATSON INTELLIGENCE by Madeleine George
directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
Opening Night: Nov 14

From the Pulitzer Prize Nominated playwright, Madeleine George, comes a new time-jumping, loving tribute (and cautionary tale) dedicated to the people—and machines—upon which we all depend. Watson: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning Jeopardy! champ; amiable techno-dweeb who, in the present day, is just looking for love. These four constant companions become one in this brilliantly witty, new play.

Jan 31 – Feb 28, 2016
West Coast Premiere
directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
Opening Night: Feb 6

Stripped of political rhetoric, Kimber Lee’s beautiful play tells the unique story of a family that struggles to grieve the tragic loss of 18-year-old Tray, who was shot mysteriously. Set in Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn and moving fluidly between past and present, this dynamic new play reveals a family at both their weakest and strongest moments.
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May 1 – May 29, 2016
West Coast Premiere
directed by Jennifer Eve Thorn
Opening Night: May 7

A girl in Rwanda claims to see the Virgin Mary. Ostracized by her schoolmates and labeled disturbed, everyone refuses to believe, until the impossible starts happening again and again. Skepticism gives way to fear, faith, and fate, causing upheaval in the school community and beyond. Olivier Award-winning playwright, Katori Hall’s spectacular new play was dubbed by The Wall Street Journal: “The most important new play of the year!”
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Jul 10 – Aug 7, 2016
RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL book & lyrics by Joel Paley; Music by Marvin Laird
directed by Leigh Scarritt and Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
Opening Night: July 16

Winner of the New York Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, Ruthless!, pokes fun at female stereotypes while having an outlandishly good time. With a cast of all female characters (including one in drag), the musical pays homage to the greats of stage and film including The Bad Seed, Gypsy, All About Eve and Valley of the Dolls.
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