Darken, Less a Light On. An absurdist play written and directed by Kevin Grammer.

“Playwright Kevin Grammer’s Darken, Less a Light On at Ochre House Theater has a foot in two worlds—the Absurd and the All Too Possible.”

“…the music is great, the acting lively, and the play’s focus on freedoms gives us plenty to ponder on the way home.”

Jan Farrington, Onstage NTX
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May 5 through May 20

Wednesdays through Saturdays
Special ‘pay what you can’ show Monday, May 8
American Sign Language performance on Friday May 19
Doors at 7:45
Curtain is always at 8:15

***Covid vaccines and/or Covidtesting recommended. Masks optional. Seating is limited.***

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an original absurdist play, written and directed by Kevin Grammer.

As we’re all excruciatingly aware, these are wacko times. The new play by Kevin Grammer inhabits our modern milieu like an ostrich swimming in cabbage. It floats on the Ochre season’s theme of empowering women.

As we begin, our heroine does something secretive most would consider courageous and, naturally, now fears for her life. Fortunately (for the audience), she is surrounded by an eccentric collection of family, friends, and strangers who in turn know exactly what this broken woman should do to restore her peace.

Alan Green sets an absurd(ist) pace with the drums.

The Artists

Set Design
Scenic Design
Costume Design


Shahada Crane
Lauren Massey
Brad Hennigan
Brian Witkowiscz
Dante Martinez
Carla Parker
Brian Witkowiscz
Dante Martinez
Gregg Prickett
Alan Green
Aaron Gonzalez
Matthew Posey
Isaac Davies
Bruce Coleman
Justin Locklear
Kevin Grammer