Thursday, October 6, 2011

Myra Slotnick's "The Weight of Water" Opens Tonight

The Weight of Water
Myra Slotick, Geany Masai, David Drake
Photo by Bobby Miller, 2011
On October 6th, 2011, the Provincetown Theater company will continue to enrich its legacy of debuting vital new American plays with the world premiere of Myra Slotnick’s profoundly moving new drama The Weight of Water. As directed by Obie Award winner David Drake, The Weight of Water tells the story of Pearl Haines, a 69 year old African-American widow in the St. Bernard Parish of New Orleans who survives Hurricane Katrina by remaining in her home throughout the storm. Visited nine days after the devastation by two rescue workers, Pearl begins to face her predicament: having survived Katrina, can she survive the memories of her past... and the possibilities of her future?

Starring New York-based actress Geany Masai -- fresh from her acclaimed performance off-Broadway this past summer in A Play About My Dad at 59E59 -- The Weight of Water also features actors Jamie Heinlein, Andrew Clemons, Linda Daniels, Jimi Little and Keith Amato.

The design team for The Weight of Water includes Ellen Rousseau (scenic design), Mike Steers (lighting), Karen Billard (costumes), Sarah Beals (props) and Jeffrey Billard (sound). Roberta Eggart is the production stage manager.

The Weight of Water runs at the Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford Street in Provincetown, MA, Oct 6th thru 9th, and Oct 13th thru 16th. All performances are at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25. for adults, $22. for students & seniors, and can be obtained by calling 508-487-7487, or online at

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