How to Transcend a Happy Marriage
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Sandra Ish
Featuring Gina Alvarado, Abbey Lee, Anthony Martinez, Angela Squire, Corey Jackson, Jewel Harmony Ramos
The Sonoma County premiere of award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl's subversive enchantment.
At a dinner party in New Jersey, two couples discuss polyamory. Discussion turns to action and the exploration of unexplored desire turns animalistic. How to Transcend a Happy Marriage blurs the lines of monogamy and asks how deeply can friends, lovers, and strangers connect.
Left Edge Studio Theatre
November 6 - 21, 2021
Fri and Sat at 7pm, Sun at 2pm
Jewel Harmony Ramos
Director: Sandra Ish
Set Designer: Argo Thompson
Lighting Designer: April George
Projection Design: Patrick Nimms
Sound Designer: Joe Winkler
Costume Designer: Sandra Ish
Stage Manager: Vicki Martinez
The Cast & Crew
Sarah Ruhl is an award-winning American playwright, author, essayist, and professor.
Her plays include Stage Kiss, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Tony Award nominee for best new play), The Clean House (Pulitzer Prize Finalist, 2005; The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, 2004); Passion Play, (Pen American award, The Fourth Freedom Forum Playwriting Award from The Kennedy Center); Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Helen Hayes award); Melancholy Play (a musical with Todd Almond); Eurydice; Orlando, Demeter in the City (NAACP nomination), Late: a cowboy song, Three Sisters, Dear Elizabeth, The Oldest Boy and most recently, and For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday and How To Transcend a Happy Marriage. Her plays have been produced on Broadway at the Lyceum by Lincoln Center Theater, Off-Broadway at Playwrights’ Horizons, Second Stage, and at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi Newhouse Theater. Her plays have been produced regionally all over the country, with premieres often at Yale Repertory Theater, the Goodman Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, and the Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago. Her plays have also been produced internationally and have been translated into over twelve languages.