Take a multidisciplinary expedition with three extraordinary women and the apes they followed, loved and fought for. These three short plays weave together the struggles, achievements and relationships of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas as they seek to understand and empathize with their primate cousins: the chimpanzee, gorilla and orangutan. Innovative puppet design coupled with original music and text create a landmark theater experience that has been carefully crafted by a dozen professional theater women.
Leakey's Ladies has received multiple grants from The Jim Henson Foundation.
"[Gretchen] Van Lente and Drama of Works, however, consistently produce work that satisfies on multiple levels.” — Frank Episale, Performing Arts Journal
Presented by DIXON PLACE & DRAMA OF WORKS
Written by ERIN COURTNEY (JANE), RACHEL HOEFFEL (BIRUTE), &
CRYSTAL SKILLMAN (DIAN)
Directed and designed by GRETCHEN VAN LENTE
Assistant direction by MOLLY KOHL
Ape puppets and masks by DAVID VALENTINE
Original music by STEPHANIE RICHARDS
Featuring MEGHAN WILLIAMS as Jane Goodall, TATIANA PAVELA as Dian Fossey, AMY CARRIGAN as Birute Galdikas, SCOTT WEBER as Louis Leakey
Puppeteers: EMILY HARTFORD, JOSEPH GARNER, MOLLY KOHL, MELISSA MENDEZ & JULIA SMITH
Preview: Thursday, January 12th at 7:30 pm
Schedule: January 13th - February 4th, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm
Theater: New Dixon Place
Address: 161 Chrystie St.
New York, NY 10012
Cost:Tickets are $16 with advance online purchase, $20 at box office on day of performance (Jan 12th preview: $10 in advance,
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111