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Hurricane Diane
May 1 May 19
May 1-May 19, 2024
By Madeleine George Directed by Molly Rosa Houlahan The Leonard C. Haas Stage
A comedic romp with a mythological twist from Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George

Meet Diane: a charming butch permaculture gardener with a mission. Secretly Dionysus— the god of wine, revelry, and vegetation—Diane returns to Earth to rally followers for an environmental revolution. Four mortal women are in dire need of a bacchanalian catharsis, and this clique of New Jersey housewives won’t know what hit them when Hurricane Diane makes landfall. Directed by Associate Producing Director Molly Rosa Houlahan and featuring Company Artists Teri Lamm (LettieThe Vinegar Tree) and Julianna Zinkel (The Vinegar TreeThe Harassment of Iris Malloy), this hilarious parable of climate reckoning and liberation is “the perfect storm of timely tragicomedy” (NY Times).

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Cast and Creative Team
Suli Holum
Pam
Teri Lamm
Carol
Rami Margron
Diane
Shauna Miles
Renee
Julianna Zinkel
Beth
Madeleine George
Playwright
Molly Rosa Houlahan
Director
Grisele Gonzalez
Scenic Designer
Camilla Dely
Costume Designer
Ebony Burton
Lighting Designer
Caroline Eng
Sound Designer
Benji Goldsmith
Composer
Eli Lynn
Intimacy Choreographer
Andrew Watring
Associate Director
Jess McPhillips
Stage Manager
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Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performances offer a judgment-free environment that invites individuals with autism, ADHD, dementia, and other sensory sensitivities to enjoy theatre in a relaxed, “shush-free” zone—a great option for parents with young children, too. For each Relaxed Performance, we offer a pre-show Sensory Tour, during which patrons are able to enter the theatre space, view the set and props, and ask questions. This RP features audio description and ASL interpretation.

Sunday, May 12 at 2pm

Audio Description

Headsets provide commentary on the visual aspects of a performance. This supplemental narration interweaves with the real-time, spoken dialogue.

Sunday, May 12 at 2pm

American Sign Language Interpretation

This performance features American Sign Language interpretation provided by Hands UP Productions. This is also a Relaxed Performance.

Sunday, May 12 at 2pm

Open Captioning

During every performance this week, dialogue appears on an LED screen placed near the stage to benefit patrons with hearing impairments, as well as English language learners.

May 14-May 19

AfterWORDS

Our post-show talkback series is back! Join us after every Thursday night performance (excluding previews) for a post-show discussion, or folk-talk, where audience members will have a chance to process and ask questions about the piece they’ve just witnessed. Each AfterWORDS will be moderated by a People’s Light staff member, who may be joined by a member of the cast or creative team.

Thursday nights: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16

Smart Caption Glasses

Our Smart Caption Glasses offer immersive, real-time captioning for live theatre. These revolutionary glasses display a synchronized transcript of the play directly on the lenses, and are customizable for your comfort.

Smart Caption Glasses are available at performances of this play in the date range below. To reserve your pair of glasses, simply add tickets to your cart, then follow the link that appears at the top of the page to add a glasses reservation to your cart for free! For assistance, please contact the Box Office at tickets@peopleslight.org.

May 14-May 19

Access Nights

To expand access to our work, we offer 50%-off Access Nights throughout the season. The discount is automatic for these performances, no promo code required.

Friday, May 3 at 7pm