KALEIDOSCOPE VII

AUGUST 3-5 

BECOMING BRANDI

By Norm Tognazzinni

Directed By Steve Cox

After a long hard day at the office, Charles, Brandi’s ex-boyfriend goads her into a bet; who suffers more inequality, women or men. To carry out this bet Charles and Brandi must dress, talk, and act like a person of the opposite sex for two weeks. However, their bet immediately collapses into chaos when confronted by company employees, a conservative corporate climber, a transgender person, a quirky bartender, and Charles’ Orthodox Jewish mother. Becoming Brandi is a mad cap romp into the world of equality, women’s rights, and dramatic surprises.

AUGUST 10 - 12

CHECK PLEASE

By Jonathan Rand

Directed By Karen Root

Dating can be hard. Especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother's bridge partner, or a mime. Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse -- until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel?

THE OTHER ROOM

By Ariande Blayde

Directed By Carolyn McCloskey

Austin is a brilliant teenage astronomer who happens to have autism. Lily is his popular classmate who happens to have an interest in astronomy. When a chance encounter after school leads to a growing connection between them, Austin's imagination, intelligence, and constant struggles to connect with the world are revealed in the form of four characters representing his inner life. By turns funny and heartbreaking, The Other Room is a compelling and sensitive glimpse into a unique and misunderstood mind.