What do a ballerina with an artificial spine, a highly organized and fashionable wife, a mechanic who wants it all, and a man who forgets everything, all have in common? Love! Set in a mythical European city, this modern-day fairytale is a wonderfully wacky metaphor for love in all its magical, mystical glory. A romantic comedy deconstruction of the four-letter concept, sometimes the only way to understand something is to forget what you know and follow what you feel.
SIS Productions is an Asian American women created theatre company focusing on new works by and about women for all people.
Featuring: Mona Leach, Kathy Hsieh, Manny Golez or Laurence Hughes, and Josh Kenji
Director: David Hsieh
Composer & Musician: Lauren Wilder
Choreographer: Audrey Fan
Stage Manager: Marilyn Gonzalez
Scenic Design: Brandon Estrella
Props: Celeste Mari Williams
Costumes: Miko Premo
Lighting: Emily Leong
Video Promotion: Zheng Wang
ASM/Graphic Designer/Tech Op: Mario Gomez
Production Support: Van Lang Pham & Roger Tang
This new fantasy about love transcending the test of time is both a pleasure to watch and food for thought long after you leave the theater. Tiphane, Gasp!
“sly humor and blithe poetryproviding some strong justification for [;;;Guhas];;; rapid rise as an up-and-coming playwright. Rob Hurwitt, SF Chronicle
Theres something so odd, so wonderfully odd about Dipika Guhas MECHANICS OF LOVE, . . . a sort of controlled silliness underscored by a decidedly serious exploration of just how the metaphorical gears of the heart do (or do not) turn into roaring engines when connected to the gears of another. Chad Jones, TheaterDogs
Dipika Guha is the inaugural recipient of the Shakespeares Sister Playwriting Fellowship with The Lark Playwrights Development Center, A Room of Her Own and Hedgebrook. She is currently under commission from South Coast Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. Her work has been developed at The Atlantic Theatre Company, the Drama League, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout Underground, Shotgun Players, Leviathan Theatre, The Cherry Lane Theatre, One Coast Collaboration, The Sam French OOB Festival, The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway and the Tobacco Factory (UK) amongst others. Dipika received her BA in English Literature from University College London, was a Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard University and received her MFA in Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama under Paula Vogel. She has taught playwriting at theaters and non-profits across the country and is currently a Visiting Artist at the Schell Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School. She is also a Resident Playwright at The Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco where she continues to develop work.
Performance Length: 90
Price Info: $5-$26 (PWYC available)