Firefly Productions presents: RULES FOR DROWNING

Sep 27, 2018 - Oct 5, 2018

Firefly Productions presents their Edinburgh Fringe Festival “Recommended Show,” Rules for Drowning at Sylvia Center for the Arts.

A dark and quirky view into the global financial crisis, and those who pick its bones. Join Olivetti, Charlene, Stone, and Daniels as they sift through a sea of lives, litigation, and libations, looking for the biggest “fish”. Proudly sailing through the wreckage of the financial crisis, their captain having sailed for safer waters, this dedicated crew scours the waves for survivors with a few pennies in their pockets, which are surely owed to someone else.

Reviews from the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival:

“Keefe Healy’s play plunges us into the dirty world at the heart of the recession, the agents who ‘work’ bad debts. It’s a savage world, where rules are negotiable and ‘every predator is someone else’s prey’. The agents struggle to distance themselves from the desperate people at the other end of the line, while frantically bailing water from their own sinking ship… an ambitious and timely project.”—The Scotsman

Recommended Show: “Drowning men normally clutch at straws. With guys like Stone holding them, you’d think twice about bothering and just accept your fate… An alarming and accurate portrayal of the rules that apply to those drowning, in this case drowning in a sea of debt… this is a really good piece of theatre that both deserves and needs exposure… As a portrayal of what has been happening in America over the last three years, it is frighteningly real.”—Tim Wilcock of FringeReview

Trigger warnings:
  • Call center work
  • Debt collection
  • Sanguine fluid
  • Cursing
  • Phalangeal clutching of testicular region
  • Morrigan-style flirting

THE SKRIKER, by Caryl Churchill

Oct 11, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018

Directed by Shu-Ling Hergenhahn-Zhao (Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Adoration of Dora), a dark fairy tale about love, loss, and revenge, blending horror and ‘magical realism’.

The Skriker is a 1994 play by Caryl Churchill that tells the story of an ancient fairy who transforms into a plethora of objects and people as it pursues Lily and Josie, two teenage mothers whom it befriends, manipulates, seduces and entraps.

The Duck Variations, by David Mamet

Oct 18, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018

WAITING FOR GODOT, by Samuel Beckett

Nov 1, 2018 - Nov 17, 2018


Opening November 1st at Sylvia Center for the Arts, the second Main Stage Production in iDiOM Theater’s 2018–19 Season is Waiting for Godot, the 1953 play by Samuel Beckett considered the masterpiece of existentialism, which explores the fultility of man’s hope, to absurd results.

Directed by Glenn Apollo Hergenhahn-Zhao, Waiting for Godot features two wandering tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, who wait by a lonely tree to meet up with Mr. Godot, an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place and memory are blurred and meaning is where you find it. The tramps hope that Godot will change their lives for the better. Instead, two eccentric travelers arrive, one man on the end of the other’s rope. The results are both funny and dangerous in this existentialist masterpiece.


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September 2018 to June 2019

Free admission to any performance of any regularly priced production in iDiOM Theater’s 2018–19 Season, free admission to our New Year’s Eve Soirée (normally $250), PLUS 20% membership discount on all other regularly-priced Sylvia Center shows and classes (including non-iDiOM productions and classes offered by other resident companies) and discounted admission to special events such as opening receptions.


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