The Hourglass

TheHourglassflyerAn original play by Addie Ulrey and the Youth Ensemble
Directed by Anna Shneiderman, Addie Ulrey, Molly Gilbert and Xavier Gantt
February 14 – 16, 2013

Join the Ragged Wing Youth Ensemble for our winter show, THE HOURGLASS, collaboratively created by our ensemble of teens from high schools around the East Bay.

In THE HOURGLASS we explore three very different worlds, and find ourselves inside a game show where a failing pop star, a dying grandmother, and a city on the brink of revolution all compete for more time to realize their desires. Instead, time itself begins to fall apart. What do we all have, but wish we had more of? What do we measure, count, waste, and save, but have no control over?

Feb. 14 @ 7pm
Feb. 15 @ 5pm
Feb. 16 @ 4pm and 7pm

$10 (Adults)
$5 (Students)
$3 (Groups of 5 or more students)
$2 (Children under 10)

Envision Academy
1515 Webster St.
In downtown Oakland

The Youth Ensemble is:

Zuri Buenrostro, Malia Demello, Sahara Dixon, Niagh Dodson, Ajanae Evans, Xavier Gantt, Denean Jackson, Michael Letang, Edgar Lua, Makanju Nkululeke, Lydia Raag, Isabel Schenker, Rhalani Smith, Jennifer Solis, Angie Swenson, Masud Waqia, Mikie Weidman and Cole Woodman

America Who?

america_Who_flier_largeWritten and Directed by Addie Ulrey
Ensemble Directors:
Anna Shneiderman & Amy Sass
February 16 – 17, 2011

If America were standing in front of you, what questions would you ask her?
Would you attack, ignore, congratulate, forgive?
What if you looked up and saw that the person being called America was you?

Using Allen Ginsberg’s poem “America” as inspiration, the Ragged Wing Youth Ensemble makes a direct address to our country in this show.  The story travels from an Oakland high school to a McDonald’s to an Elvis-themed chapel in Las Vegas. Along the way we meet a cowboy, an American Idol contestant, a cheeseburger addict, Miss America, and a bunch of kids who are gathering their courage to face the America that awaits them when they graduate from high school.  Using American archetypes and their own inner experience of un-define-ability, these young artists show how each generation creates a new America while also being shaped by their past.

Thursday, February 16 @ 7:00pm
Friday, February 17 @ 5:00pm
Saturday, February 18
@ 4:00pm & 7:00pm

Envision Academy Theater
1515 Webster St.
Oakland, CA 94612

FEATURING: Himal Acharya, Shoné Adams, Zuri Buenrostro, Sienee Dakina, Taylor Ewing, Xavier Gantt, Octavia Gray, De’Mareai Hicks, Mia Kellner, Eva Perez, Mayra Rincón, Nikki Thomas & Galy Torres

Stage Manager: Jason Ewing
Lighting/Sound: José Saldona