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The Broken Planetarium presents Rosa Red

Clinton Street Theater
Event organized by Clinton Street Theater

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From the creators of Frankenstein: A Cabaret, The Broken Planetarium presents a new folk musical in honor of May Day, based on the letters the revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg wrote from prison the year before she was murdered. The play juxtaposes the lives of two women: the revolutionary Luxemburg and the recipient of her letters, Sophie Liebknecht, a housewife and mother. Through the playful banter of these two characters, original folk music, dance, and playwright Laura Christina Dunn's lyric treatment of Luxemburg's life story, the play examines the two women's vastly different scopes of life yet deep friendship, asking the question, how do we remain connected in a world that we want so much to change?

Thursday, May 3 @ 8
Friday, May 4 @ 8
Saturday, May 5 @ 8
Sunday, May 6 @ 2
Friday, May 11 @ 10
Saturday, May 12 @ 8

Tickets: https://cstpdx.com/show/rosa-red
$15-20 sliding scale. $15 in advance

By Laura Christina Dunn

Music by Laura Christina Dunn with "Sunrise/Sunset" by Monica and Ron Metzler

Choreographed by Rebekah Stiles

Art Direction by Alley Pezanoski Browne

Music Director/production liaison: Kyle Huth

Tech Director: Xander Atwood

Production assistant: John Bruner

Marketing/promotion: Laura Dunn

Rosa Luxemburg: Melia Tichenor
Sophie Liebknecht: Laura Dunn
Karl Liebknecht: Eli Ronick
Leo: John Bruner
Midwife/warden/band: Zoe Zuschlag
Dancers/Soldiers: Rebekah Stiles, Haley Hessler, and Emily Thomas