The Mineola Twins

mineola-100WThe Mineola Twins
by Paula Vogel
directed by Ariel Craft
The Cutting Ball Theater
September 28 - October 29, 2017

Ariel Craft directs this hilarious and absurd yet startlingly familiar: The Mineola Twins is Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel’s rarely seen, razor sharp satire about domestic upheaval in times of political progress and in the rise of conservatism.

About the play:

Myrna is the “good” twin: straight-as-an arrow, traditional in her values. Myra is the “evil” twin: rebellious and unabashedly promiscuous. Even their chest sizes are in explicit contrast. Spanning three decades from the Eisenhower Administration through George H.W. Bush, The Mineola Twins follows the growing and even follows the growing and eventually insurmountable chasm between these two sisters through the women’s movement, examining what happens when the person you expected to fight at your side becomes your own adversary and greatest threat.

mineola-arielAriel Craft (director) is Cutting Ball's Associate Artistic Director and the Artistic Director of the Tenderloin-based theater, The Breadbox. Recent directing credits include the acclaimed Awakening as well as The Pillowman, Lorca's Blood Wedding and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. Ariel holds a BFA with Honors from New York University where she studied directing and multidisciplinary theatre-making at the Playwrights Horizons Theater School. She was an Artistic Fellow at the American Conservatory Theater and previously served as Assistant Artistic Director at The Custom Made Theatre Co. Ariel was recently awarded Theatre Bay Area’s Titan Award.
mineola-elissaElissa Beth Stebbins (Myra / Myrna) Elissa is so pleased to be back at Cutting Ball! She was seen most recently as all the Liz’s in Crowded Fire’s You For Me For You, and, before that, as part of the Shotgun Players repertory company in both The Village Bike and Caught. Other recent credits include: the title character in The Little Prince at Marin Theater Company, Moretta/Lucetta in The Rover (Shotgun Players), Chorus Lead in Antigone (Cutting Ball), among others. Elissa has a B.A. from Santa Clara University in Theatre and English, and has continued her training with Shakespeare & Company.