PRESS - HOW THE WORLD BEGAN


HOW THE WORLD BEGAN
by Catherine Trieschmann
directed by Daniella Topol
World Premiere
September 25 - October 16, 2011
Julianne Argyros Stage

They have strong beliefs in Plainview, Kansas.  And high school biology teacher Susan Pierce knows the score.  A transplant from Manhattan, she arrived here with a desire to start a new life and a willingness to help out in the aftermath of a devastating tornado.  Susan tries to tread carefully, but sometimes things fall out of her mouth willy nilly, like that offhand comment in her biology class about the origins of life.  Folks in Plainview get up in arms about that kind of thing.

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Jarrett Sleeper and Sarah Rafferty in the world premiere of How the World Began by Catherine Trieschmann. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Jarrett Sleeper and Time Winters in the world premiere of How the World Began by Catherine Trieschmann. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

   
Sarah Rafferty and Jarrett Sleeper in the world premiere of How the World Began by Catherine Trieschmann. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Jarrett Sleeper, Sarah Rafferty and Time Winters in the world premiere of How the World Began by Catherine Trieschmann. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

   
Sarah Rafferty and Jarrett Sleeper in the world premiere of How the World Began by Catherine Trieschmann. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Sarah Rafferty and Time Winters in the world premiere of How the World Began by Catherine Trieschmann. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

Jarrett Sleeper and Sarah Rafferty in the world premiere of How the World Began by Catherine Trieschmann. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

       
Sarah Rafferty in the world premiere of How the World Began by Catherine Trieschmann. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Time Winters and Sarah Rafferty in the world premiere of How the World Began by Catherine Trieschmann. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Jarrett Sleeper, Sarah Rafferty and Time Winters in the world premiere of How the World Began by Catherine Trieschmann. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.


   
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How the World Began artwork courtesy of South Coast Repertory.

Playwright Bio

Catherine Trieschmann is the author of The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock (Weissberger Award), crooked, The World of Others, Hot Georgia Sunday and Small and Selfish Creatures.  Her work has been produced Off-Broadway at Women’s Project Theater, Bush Theatre (London), New Theatre (Sydney), American Theatre Company (Chicago), Florida Stage, Summer Play Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Theatre in the Square, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and New York International Fringe Festival.  It has been developed with Manhattan Theatre Club, Lark Play Development Center, LAByrinth Theater Co., Williamstown Theatre Festival, Florida Studio Theatre, ARS Nova and Dallas Theatre Center.  She has received commissions from SCR and Manhattan Theatre Club.  Her work is published by Samuel French, Methuen and Smith & Kraus, as well as featured in The Best New Playwrights of 2009.  She also wrote the screenplay for the film Angel’s Crest, premiering at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.  Originally from Athens, Georgia, she currently resides in a small town in western Kansas.