Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble Presents ‘Annapurna’ Jan. 11-21

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Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble, Southeast Ohio’s professional theater company, will present Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Shelley Delaney, in The Virginia Hahne Theater at Ohio University’s Kantner Hall, 17 South College Street, Athens, Jan. 11-21.

Annapurna is breathtaking story about the longevity of love. After twenty years apart, Emma tracks Ulysses to a trailer park in the middle of nowhere for a final reckoning. What unfolds is a visceral and profound meditation on love and loss with the simplest of theatrical elements: two people in one room.

“Sharr White’s Annapurna is a comic and gripping duet.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“What if you had experienced the defining moment of your life—but couldn’t remember it? Sharr White’s remarkable two-person play Annapurna…deals with just that dilemma, as well as other imponderables such as the vagaries of love and the philosophical clarity of impending death.” — LA Times

“…at the heart of each character is a lyricism that simply can’t be suffocated. Sharr White has created two fine and ferociously damaged people caught in the emotional whirlpool of not being able to live with or without each other.” — Huffington Post

“White’s poetry is endearing and quite lovely, and his dialogue is sharp, funny and consistently very honest…” —

Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble continues its mission to explore, confront and affirm what it means to be alive. Following successful productions of Merri Biechler’s Tammy Faye’s Final Audition, George Brant’s Grounded and three seasons of An Appalachian Christmas Carol, the company is proud to present Annapurna. The production features company members Ledger Free and Rebecca VerNooy, and is directed by Shelley Delaney. The creative team includes Vincent Salpietro (scenic design), Nicholas Lynch-Voris and Kelly Blake (costume design) and Colin Cardille (lighting design).

Performance schedule:
Wednesday, Jan. 11 to Saturday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 18- Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $18 Adults, $16 seniors, $10 students, free to Ohio University students

"Annapurna" is headed to Ohio University starting Jan. 11. (Submitted)
“Annapurna” is headed to Ohio University starting Jan. 11. (Submitted)