EXIT, Pursued by a Bear (by Lauren Gunderson)
Tickets go on sale February 1!

Galentine’s Day Special (Opening Night, February 13): Purchase one ticket, get one free! [Available only at the door before the performance.]

Pay What You Can Night: Wednesday, February 19

The story:

Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional — and actual — cheerleader) and a stripper named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenact scenes from their painful past. In the piece de resistance, they plan to cover the room in meat and honey so Kyle will be mauled by a bear. Through this night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics, Nan and Kyle are both freed from their past in this smart, dark revenge comedy.

Praise for EXIT:

“If the Coen Brothers decided to set a feminist revenge tale in Atlanta and sprinkle it with Dixie Chicks pixie dust, it might look something like Exit, Pursued by a Bear, a raucous comedy of friendship, domestic abuse, and performance-as-catharsis.” – ArtsCritic Atlanta

“Funny-as-hell.” – TheatreJones.com

“Gunderson is one of the most creative and entertaining playwrights in America.” – Dallas Morning News

“It is a well-balanced mix of serious subject matter and laughter. The play is real and highly unlikely, but it’s the highly unlikely parts that make the on-stage witnessing of the real-life, depressing, heart breaking horror of domestic violence possible… It was perfect.” – Community Educator for the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence

“Gunderson’s script not only makes each character adorably quirky but engenders empathy for all four as well. This show contains enough offbeat and grisly–no pun intended–humor that the Bard’s immortally funny line is a fitting title.” – The Week Magazine

February 22 @ 07:00
07:00 — 08:00 (1h)

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