March 23 – April 17, 2022

“totally unforgettable” –The New York Times Book Review

“something of a miracle” –The New Yorker

Dorothy lives a perfectly pleasant life. Her husband, Fred, is a perfectly pleasant man. His job is good; her home is spotless; their world is as it should be. As long as you don’t mention the children they’ve lost, then everything is fine. As long as she doesn’t yearn for excitement and passion, Dorothy is fine. Until excitement opens her screen door. Standing there is Aquarius the Monsterman (though he prefers Larry), a “gigantic six-foot-seven-inch frog-like creature,” and he is divine! Welcoming Larry into her home and her heart is the most natural thing Dorothy can do. And her world will never be the same. This stinging blend of fantasy and domestic politics shows us the joy of finding yourself within yourself.

Why we chose this story: This modern classic grabs your heart and doesn’t let go. With great economy of language, Rachel Ingalls infuses her cutting social satire with incredible depth of emotion—sadness, loneliness, joy, and love. This story of an everyday woman and the creature from the sea who cherishes her is simply magical.

For Fans Of: Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties, Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Del Toro’s and Kraus’ The Shape of Water

Content Warning for This Play: 
Depictions of alcoholism/addiction, infidelity, misogyny, sexual content, and domestic violence & abuse.
Descriptions of miscarriage, child death, domestic violence & abuse, statutory rape, torture, murder, pet death, fatal car accident.

Our Content Warnings are applicable to our productions and are not necessarily inclusive of all subject matter that may be found in the books from which they are adapted.

The Cast
Sunam Ellis                       Dorothy
Quinlan Corbett                 Larry
Angela DiMarco                Estelle
Benjamin McFadden         Fred
Zenaida Rose Smith         Sandra/Ensemble
Annie Yim                         Understudy for Dorothy/Estelle
Dylan Smith                      Understudy for Larry/Fred

The Artistic Team
Darian Clogston                 Stage Manager
Jasmine Ritter                    Assistant Stage Manager
Lindsay Merino                  Covid Compliance Manager/Production Assistant
Chistopher Mumaw            Scenic Designer
Thorn Michaels                  Lighting Designer
Rob Witmer                        Sound Designer
Chelsea Cook                    Costume Designer
Robin Macartney                Props Designer
Francesca Betancourt        Intimacy Director
Brendan Mack                    Creature Fabricator
Joyce Degenfelder             Wig Designer
Sandra Huezo-Menjivar     Assistant Sound Designer

The play is performed through arrangement with Sheil Land Associates Ltd. All rights reserved.

This production is generously supported by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.