ARC THE ACTORS READING COLLECTIVE
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HELLO WORLD! We are ARC,
Out of the sudden vacuum created by the Pandemic,
we are a roster of SF Bay Area actors, veterans and newcomers, creating something new:
a new kind of theater, in a new world—a world where theater isn’t just in the theater.
Ripe Frenzy with Dena Martinez, Atim Udoffia, Kathryn Smith-McGlynn
RIPE FRENZY by Jennifer Barclay
Virtual Performances Production
Directed by Michael Stevenson
Available On Demand August 3-8
TICKETS: FREE (Registration Required)
In an upstate New York small town it is opening night of the local high school’s 40th production of OUR TOWN. As if playing the role of the Stage Manager, one Mom sets the scene for the audience and walks us through the evening’s events. Time and memory grow slippery as her story submerges us in the before, during and after of an active shooter event. Set against the bucolic simplicity of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize Winning play OUR TOWN, RIPE FRENZY examines what has become a tragic American norm and questions our own culpability in the perpetuation of mass shootings in our country. ADVISORY: Disturbing content and imagery used in the production.