Row Yr Boat is a dark, surrealist romantic comedy about drones, video games, unreality and magic, set against the backdrop of the War on Terror. Rose T. O'Brien, an eccentric late-20s gamer with massive confidence issues and a deep competitive streak, goes looking for employment in the virtual reality sector at a major industry conference in Vegas. There, Rose is recruited as a sensor for Row Yr Boat LLC, a company with an unprecedented condition for employment: Rose must be married within the year or lose everything. The condition isn't unreasonable; it’s for her mental health.
February 9 — March 3
Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm
PWYC Industry Night 2/19 at 7:30pm
Heidi Cheyenne as Rose
Tim Gagne as Danny
Cody Smith as Coyle
Val Brunetto as Wanda/Sam
Anjelica McMillan as Julia
Rich Hawkins as Herman
Directed by Catherine Blake Smith
Written by Wesley K. Andrews
Stage Manager — Jessi Marlow
Dramaturg — L. Nicol Cabe
Scenic Designer — Jenna Ryan
Sound Designer — Mariah Kelly Brougher
Lighting Designer — Carolina Johnson
Props Designer — Mary Ann Keeney
Annex Theatre partnered with Pacific Science Center during rehearsals to participate in their evolving new experience: What Is Reality? This rotating set of experiences highlights the intersection between art, science, and immersive technologies- such as augmented and virtual reality- with the goal of exploring the question of what is real through a personal lens.
In addition, every performance will feature an opportunity to do a VR demo with local artists and game developers starting at 6:30 pm.
Feb 9-10 — Witching Tower VR
Feb 15-17 — High Desert Eclipse — 360 short film at Annex Theatre 3600Lounge
Feb 19 — Nathan DiPietro
Mar 1-3 — Brad Cerenzia