One night, two plays: June 1–11


by Chris Thorpe
directed by Will Detlefsen

Is it ever possible to see the world from someone else’s political perspective? Are human beings actually capable of respectful disagreement? How can we ever recognize our own bias when we’re surrounded by people exactly like us?

Chris is ready to find out. 

So he, a self-defined liberal, finds a white supremacist to talk politics with in hopes of challenging everything he thinks he believes in. 

Part confessional, part extreme political experiment, Chris Thorpe’s award-winning piece explores the nature of confirmation bias with a brutal honesty that’s sure to surprise, provoke and test you—whatever your political position.

 Tickets: $15-45 online /
     pay-what-you-can at door
 Season Ticket: $125
 Artist Season Pass: $50
 Under 25 Season Pass: $25


by Steph Del Rosso
directed by Will Detlefsen                            

A young woman – an office – a job – a flat – a home – sweet home – a man – a question – a marriage – a bed – hotel bed – hospital bed – baby – lovely baby – alive – a love – new love – affair – unfair – a choice – a murder – a court – a trial – a jail – the dark: a life? 

Inspired by Sophie Treadwell’s groundbreaking 1924 expressionist drama about convicted and executed murderer Ruth Snyder, Steph Del Rosso’s Machinalia elegantly interrogates societal expectations placed on women, and the consequences of living within—and without—them.


JUN 1 - JUN 11
Thu, Fri & Sat Evenings: 8pm  
Sunday Matinees: 2pm

Additional 7 pm performance on Sunday, June 11

Brooklyn Preserve
1433 12th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94606


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