Hannah Free

By Claudia Allen

Directed by Roseann Sheridan

The Arizona Daily Star says of Hannah Free, “A tender exploration of a lifelong relationship between two remarkable women. The richly layered story is told with brutal honesty and great reserves of unexpected humor….A beautifully written play.” Hannah Free is a play which will “stir your compassion and strengthen your laugh reflex.”

The play features “old women reflecting with wit and insight on the glories and trials of their younger days as women in love with other women.” The playwright uses a keen sense of humor to explore the serious topics of aging and healthcare issues in the gay and lesbian community. The characters help us rediscover what ‘family’ means.

Claudia Allen is Playwright-in-Residence at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. She has won two Jefferson awards – Chicago theater’s Oscar – and written many plays, including The Long Awaited, Still Waters, and The Gays of Our Lives. Claudia specializes in strong, compassionate women – in her life and in her plays.

Produced by StageQ at the Bartell Theatre, 113 East Mifflin Street, Madison, Wisconsin

Performances: January 7-22, 2005

Performance dates and times are: Thursdays, January 13 and 20, at 7:30pm; Fridays, January 7, 14, and 21 at 8:00pm; Saturdays, January 8, 14, and 22, at 8:00pm, and Sunday, January 16, at 2:00pm.

Tickets are $12.00 (Thursdays and Sunday) and $16.00 (Fridays and Saturdays) per person and may be purchased online at www.StageQ.com. Reservations may be made online or through the Stage Q information and reservation line (608.661.9696). VISA and MasterCard are now accepted at the box office.

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