“Mind blowing…Powerful, tragic, romantic. One of the best plays we’ve seen in years.” –Washington Times
 A love story between a Hollywood Super Hero (read Hamlet) and an Evangelical Christian (read Ophelia). Who will live, who will die, and can one survive without the other? Welcome to America’s Culture War in the 21st Century.

The Story:

Jake found fame and fortune playing a mute Hollywood Super Hero. Anything and everything he could possibly want is at his fingertips, but he still isn’t happy. Searching for meaning and an escape from Hollywood’s sleazy celebrity culture, Jake heads to New York to take on the role of a lifetime – Shakespeare’s - Hamlet. The only thing missing is his Ophelia. Given full casting approval, he embarks on a mission to find his muse and his match. What he finds is a young Evangelical Christian woman named Deborah who is set on getting the role . . . and saving his life. H2O transports audiences into the reclusive, madcap world of Jane Martin's drama/comedy/love story about self-destruction, notoriety and the dark journey to truth and salvation.

The Experience:

Good plays put people in circumstances that force them to confront essential questions; great plays move people past essential questions to a place where there’s nothing left to ask - and leave them there. Jane Martin’s new play H2O puts would-be lovers Jake and Deborah on the road to such a place - a place where their paradigms for processing experience must inevitably fail. The play gives them the ability to understand what’s happening to them, and it gives them the tools to change course; then it steps away and watches them run their operating systems into the ground.

OpenStage Theatre’s etcetera Seasons raw, real, honest and intimate cutting-edge theatre in non-traditional spaces. With the actors only a few feet away and seating on four sides of the stage, audience members are drawn deeply into the action of the play, creating a powerful and unforgettable experience. Be prepared for a moving, intimate experience that will leave you thinking and feeling long after the lights come up.

The etcetera Season
Raw, real, honest, intimate. Cutting-edge theatre in non-traditional spaces.

Categories: Drama , All Shows , Outside Presenter

Parental Advisory: Not appropriate for all ages. Some sexuality, adult language & themes.

Running Time: 90 minutes, with no intermission

Ticket Information

Student Night (5/11, 8:00p) - Free performance for students and educators. Call 970.484.5237 for reservations.
This event is offsite at ArtLab: 239 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO