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Poster for Melancholy Play at Upstart Theater

Melancholy Play 

By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Jonathan Taylor
Produced by Josh Glover
Stage Manager: Madeleine Morris
Costume Design: Samantha Rodriguez
Set Design: Rachel Rouse
Lighting Design: Scott Payne & Tre Garrison
Prop Design: David Gutierrez


Natalie Young
Lulu Ward
Diana Gonzalez
Duane Deering
Brian Witkowicz
Vilma Peguero
Buffi Jacobs



Among younger contemporary American playwrights, Sarah Ruhl has been especially favored by local companies, with productions from Kitchen Dog Theater, Undermain Theatre and Stage West. Going back to Ruhl’s first published work, Upstart Productions now pitches in with Melancholy Play. Despite the title, it’s a romantic comedy marked by Ruhl’s usual fantastical imagination. Natalie Young, who had a terrific year onstage in 2011, plays the mysterious and — temporarily, at least — melancholy heroine.