Winner: Lighting Design- Azra King- Abadi
Writing: Chiara Atik
Director- Alana Dietze
Ensemble Performance- Trinity Catlin, Martica De Cardenas, Tony DeCarlo, Kari Lee Cartwright, Jordan Hull, Ann Noble, Michael Sturgis, Donna Zadeh
Featured Performance- Ann Noble
Featured Performance- Michael Sturgis
Lead Performance- Jordan Hull
Production- Kelly Beech, Chris Fields, Rachael Zambias
Previews: October 20th, 21st, 22nd; Opens: October 23rd,
No performances December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th
Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays @ 8PM; Sundays @ 4PM
CHARMINGLY DAFFY…a saint’s play served up as an offbeat comedy millennials can believe in.– Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
INSPIRED… SPARKLING… ASTUTE… rife with humor and pathos.– Harker Jones, Broadway World
AN ASTONISHING NEW PIECE OF THEATRE…a real feast for the eyes.– Paul Myrvold, Theatre Notes
“STUPENDOUS… compelling, robust and very funny.” — Tony Frankel, Stage and Cinema
Clare is just a regular noblewoman living in medieval Italy, trying out hairstyles and waiting to get married. Until a man named Francis starts ranting in the courtyard. Based on the real story of St Clare of Assisi, Poor Clare is a play about what happens when your eyes are opened to the injustice of the world around you, and you can’t look away..
Read an Interview with Poor Clare playwright- Chiara Atik
Martica De Cardenas
Kari Lee Cartwright
Written by Chiara Atik
Directed by Alana Dietze
Produced by Chris Fields, Kelly Beech, and Rachael Zambias
Scenic Design Amanda Knehans
Lighting Design Azra King-Abadi
Costume Design Dianne K. Graebner
Wig and Hair Design Klint Flowers
Sound Design Jeff Gardner
Casting Director Tal Fox
Production Stage Manager Christopher Jerabek
Assistant Stage Manager Eden Lederer and Trinity Caitlin
Associate Producer Alexa Yeames
COVID 19 Policy
We will require either proof of vaccine or a negative PCR test taken within the last 72 hours for all people attending performances. Children under 12 years of age will not be admitted.
Upon arrival and prior to entering the theater, all guests must present a photo ID along with proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, either in the form of a vaccination card or a photo of the card. Guests who are exempt from COVID-19 vaccinations due to medical reasons or deeply held religious beliefs will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before entering the building and present their negative results at the door.
We have made vaccinations mandatory for all actors, directors, designers, stage management, front of house and backstage personnel involved in Echo productions.
We will also implement all CDC and local guidelines at the time of the performance.