Women’s Theater Organization (WTO) is a student group “dedicated to giving theatrical opportunities to women pursuing the arts.” At the start of the term, WTO asked for plays written by female playwrights. From those submissions, “Isaac I Am” by Mary Steelsmith was chosen.
“Isaac I Am” is about a woman forced to confront her conceptions of reality after exploring a series of seemingly innocent internet relationships.
Mary Steelsmith is an award-winning playwright that has written over 15 published plays and was in several movies in the 70s and 80s. “Isaac I am” is having its Los Angeles debut here at USC.
Jannie Kitchen is directing a cast of 8 actors and Liz Frederick is producing the show. When asked why people should see the show, she said “the show challenges people’s ideas about what is real and what is imagined. Our generation has been defined by technology, and how it has changed our communication patterns.” Because the show leaves so much room for interpretation, it was a great challenge for the actors and will be for the audience.
The play runs 2 hours with no intermission. Tickets can be purchased before the show at the Massman Theater. There is a suggested $5 donation for students and $8 for non-students. The house opens half an hour before each show.
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