Ochre House Theater opened its 2022-23 season with a biting new comedy, St. Ella, written and directed by Ochre Artistic Director Matthew Posey. St. Ella took a satirical look at the iconic woman characters found in 20th century plays and explores the way they were oppressed by the brutish men who ruled over them.
This dark comedy was filled with song, dance, and new vaudevillian techniques. Exposing the woman’s “world that is dying within her.”
As Nina Mikhailovna Zarechnaya aptly states in The Seagull, “By chance a man comes along, sees, and, with nothing better to do, destroys…”