Kitchen Dog Theater hasn’t announced its 2010-2011 season yet, but one play is already set. The company is joining forces with the celebrated Aurora Theatre in Berkeley and the Curious Theatre in Denver to present the ‘rolling’ world premiere of Allison Moore’s newest play, Collapse. Although Moore lives in Minneapolis, she’s a longtime Dog — her work has appeared fairly regularly at KD, including End Times, Hazard County and this past season’s Slasher.
Collapse was developed as part of the Aurora’s Global Age Project, the theater’s series of new play readings which, in this case, lead to its inclusion in the National New Play Network and the play’s triple-bankshot premiere beginning in January. KD has been involved with the NNPN before this. Here’s the description of Collapse from the Aurora’s season announcement:
Hannah tries desperately to hold the façade of her perfect life together, even as her husband, David, mysteriously calls in sick to work day after day, they struggle with infertility, and Hannah herself is on the verge of being laid off. When Hannah’s sister appears on their doorstep, she brings with her a feisty, renegade attitude and an illicit package that sends David and Hannah on a 12-hour odyssey into some quirky corners of Minneapolis, and into the heart of their deepest fears. Jessica Heidt directs this comedy about surviving and transcending, inspired by the 2007 collapse of the Mississippi River Bridge in Minneapolis.