Shaking the Tree is thrilled to present the west coast premiere of Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill “I’m walking down the street and there’s a door in the fence open and inside there are three women I’ve seen before. Three old friends and a neighbour. A summer of afternoons in the backyard. Tea and catastrophe.” Escaped Alone premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2016, in a production directed by James Macdonald.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 'Caryl Churchill’s magnificent new play unleashes an intricate, elliptical, acutely female view of the apocalypse. Revolutionary.' -The Observer | Susannah Clapp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 'It’s hard to imagine you’ll come across a more brilliant play this year.' -Time Out | Andrzej Lukowski
"A menacing, joyous, brilliant return from the enigmatic Caryl Churchill." - Time Out London
CRITIC'S PICK! "The play’s combination of theatrical technique and untrammeled imagination, and of the personal and the universal, make you understand why Ms. Churchill is regarded by many (rightly, I think) as the most dazzlingly inventive living dramatist in the English language." - The New York Times
“Caryl Churchill follows Beckett and Pinter into the field of fertile minimalism… This is Churchill at her best, observing with wry compassion how people actually talk.” —The Guardian (UK)
Cast & Creative
Cast Lorraine Bahr*, Jane Bement Geesman, JoAnn Johnson*, and Jacklyn Maddux* *Member of Actors' Equity Association
Escaped Alone is generously supported by our season sponsors: Ronni Lacroute, Jessie Jonas & Ellyn Bye. Major support is also received for this year's season by AGE (Advanced Gender Equity in the Arts) We'd also like to thank members of Shaking the Tree's Board, as well as many other individual supporters. To support this show, or any others in our season, please click for more info.
“Escaped Alone” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.