Unlikeable Heroine
by ​​Melissa Ross
directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
dramaturg, Kimberly Colburn
Pacific Playwrights Festival
April 27, 2019 - April 27, 2019

Diana, the new president of Kensington College, can barely get her pictures hung in her office before she’s caught in the crossfire between the old guard and the student body over a controversial class.  "Time-Honored" collides with "Time's Up" in this new play by Of Good Stock's Melissa Ross.  

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Melissa Ross' ​plays include Thinner Than Water (LAByrinth Theater Company), A Life Extra Ordinary (The Gift Theatre), Nice Girl (LAByrinth Theater Company), An Entomologist’s Love Story (San Francisco Playhouse), and Of Good Stock (South Coast Repertory and Manhattan Theater Club). Her plays have been developed and produced around the country at theaters including Dorset Theater Festival, Iama Theatre Company, Kitchen Dog Theater, LCT3, New York Stage and Film, The New Group, Raven Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Summer Shorts, and TheatreWorks Palo Alto. She is twice commissioned by both South Coast Repertory and Manhattan Theater Club and is currently commissioned by San Francisco Playhouse and Raven Theatre Company. Her new play The Luckiest will premiere at La Jolla Playhouse Summer of 2019. ​She is a graduate of Bennington College and the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Program at The Juilliard School, and a proud member of LAByrinth Theater Company.

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