Thursday, December 10, 2015
BROADWAY WORLD -- In January, New Conservatory Theatre Center is proud to present the world premiere of a whimsical and powerful new play, Sagittarius Ponderosa by MJ Kaufman, directed by Ben Randle. Winner of the 2014 Global Age Project at Aurora Theatre Company and featured on The 2015 Kilroy List of the most recommended new plays by female and trans writers, the play introduces us to Archer (still Angela to his family), who makes the journey back home to the forests of Eastern Oregon. His journey back proves to be just the beginning when he meets a handsome stranger at night under the oldest Ponderosa Pine. What follows illuminates the transitions of life and death, the comings and goings of love, and the mysteries of the human heart. Randle is NCTC’s first artistic associate and has directed several acclaimed productions for the company. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from San Francisco State University and was a member of Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab in 2010.