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The Burdens

The Burdens

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The Burdens

The Burdens

Sat, Apr 6 - Sun, May 12, 2019
  • City Theatre
  • Lester Hamburg Studio
  • Ticket Prices
    Starting at $29 for adults | $15 tickets for those under age 30 - please call the Box Office to reserve under 30 tickets


Written by Matt Schatz
Directed by Marc Masterson
World Premiere

Siblings Mordy and Jane communicate like proper millenials: primarily through text message and loaded with sarcasm. Their lives flailing on opposite coasts, they hatch an outrageous plan to relieve their mother of the burden of Zad-Zad, their centenarian - and particularly prickly - grandfather. A dark comedy for the digital age about pop culture, connection, and the value of actual face time.

The Burdens - a Lanford Wilson Award nominee - was developed in residency at the 2016 Eugene O'Neill National Playwriting Conference and has had readings at Seattle Rep, Midtown Direct Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Florida Rep, and our own Momentum Festival. 

April 6 through May 12, 2019

Stage: Lester Hamburg Studio
Appropriate Ages: The Burdens is appropriate for teens and up. 
Opening Night: Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
Greenroom Art & Afterparty: Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
ASL Interpretation: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:00pm
Audio Description & Open Caption: Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 2:00pm


Run Time: approximately 90 minutes; there is no intermission


Note: All services may not be available at all performances. Click the link above for accessible performance schedule or contact customer service for further assistance.