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Pulitzer Prize Finalist Madeleine George's Hurricane Diane Extends

Leigh Silverman directs the play, starring Becca Blackwell.

Becca Blackwell plays Diane in Madeleine George's Hurricane Diane, directed by Leigh Silverman, at New York Theatre Workshop.
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New York Theatre Workshop and WP Theater have extended the run of Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George's play Hurricane Diane through March 24. Leigh Silverman directs.

Hurricane Diane is described as follows: "Meet Diane, a permaculture gardener dripping with butch charm. She's got supernatural abilities owing to her true identity — the Greek god Dionysus — and she's returned to the modern world to gather mortal followers and restore the Earth to its natural state. Where better to begin than with four housewives in a suburban New Jersey cul-de-sac? Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George pens a hilarious evisceration of the blind eye we all turn to climate change and the bacchanalian catharsis that awaits us, even in our own backyards."

Mia Barron (The Wolves), Michelle Beck (A Raisin in the Sun), Becca Blackwell (They, Themself and Schmerm), Danielle Skraastad (All My Sons), and Kate Wetherhead (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) star in the production. The creative team includes Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Kaye Voyce (costume design), Barbara Samuels (lighting design), Bray Poor (sound design), the Bengsons (original music), and Raja Feather Kelly (choreography).


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