The Many Wondrous Realities of Jasmine Starr Kidd

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Alliance Theatre
AT THE ALLIANCE: THE MANY WONDROUS REALITIES OF JASMINE STARR-KIDD.
  • 02/28/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/01/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/02/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/03/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/04/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/05/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/08/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/09/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/10/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/11/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/12/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/15/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/16/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/17/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/18/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/19/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/22/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/23/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/24/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/25/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • 03/26/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost: $25
CL RECOMMENDS
CL Critic Kevin C. Madigan Recommends: The winner of the 19th Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition is written by Stephen Brown, a fellow at Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program; the initiative offers tuition-free, graduate-level fellowships to a small number of writers each year. With direction by Tinashe Kajese-Bolden, the story centers on Jasmine, a 12-year-old computer whiz who can hack into mainframes and build artificially-intelligent pals but is unable to reunite her divorced parents, despite her best efforts. Her solution is to create a time-machine that she hopes will fix her woes. “We are wired to spend an inordinate amount of time pondering the ‘what if’s’ from the past, instead of the ‘what can be’s’ in the future,” says producer Amanda Watkins. “Every time Jasmine often stubbornly tries to change her past, she is shifting the molecules and stripping away what she thinks she knows to be true, creating a vessel that is ready for the lesson that we can’t control others’ free will; that sometimes regret and mistakes aren’t problems to be solved, but instead - in the words of our brilliant playwright - are the building blocks of who we are.” — KCM

From the venue:

Jasmine Starr-Kidd is a 12-year-old computer genius who can hack into the AT&T mainframe, build an artificially-intelligent friend named Grace, and convince the Department of Defense to send her high-powered lasers. But when she realizes that time travel is a lot easier to figure out than trying to convince her parents to get back together (no matter how many statistics she shows them), she decides to take matters into her own hands. Winner of the 2022/23 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, THE MANY WONDROUS REALITIES OF JASMINE STARR-KIDD is a heartwarming story of second chances and learning that sometimes the things you can’t change are the things that should have happened all along.
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