This November at The Southern Theater, Raw Sugar and Theatre Corrobora are teaming up to present a theatrical event of two original works that explore the personal, real-life stories of three local female artists.


Act One:

Presented by Raw Sugar
Directed by Keely Wolter
Written and Performed by Rachel Petrie

"A life changing diagnosis... 

Another life changing diagnosis...

A mercurial story about allergic reactions, infatuation, The Matrix, uncharacteristic behavior, knitting, love, 2013, Jack’s frozen pepperoni pizza, fluctuations in body weight, pirates, aliens, loss, lists, reality, perceived reality, suicide, 2004, Robert Palmer, delusions of grandeur, acceptance, immaculate conception, true friends, nautical metaphors, and my mom."

FADEAWAY GIRL is the autobiographical story of how one woman comes to terms with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder not once, but twice. Through a narrative that is both personal and universal, Rachel sheds light on the still ever present stigma attached to mental illness. At times humorous, at times poignant, FADEAWAY GIRL is an amalgam of emotions, life experiences, and lessons learned. It’s a story of loss, determination, perseverance, and triumph.


Act Two: 

Presented by Theatre Corrobora
Written by Hailey Colwell
Performed by Aidan Jhane Gallivan and Hailey Colwell
Featuring Original Music by John Hilsen 

"'We’re such good friends. We can say mean stuff like this to each other and it doesn’t mean anything.'

When they met in high school drama club, actress Aidan and writer Hailey seemed the least likely people to become friends. Now, years later, they’re roommates with a well-balanced friendship. But, one disagreement sets off a feud about artistic priorities and changing dreams."

THE CRITIC AND THE DRAMA QUEEN explores the tensions between critics and artists while chronicling the rise and fall of a friendship. It profiles two young women staring at their futures — one with optimism and the other with uncertainty. It follows two divergent personalities and how they can work together and work to destroy each other. It also experiments with using real-life relationships as stimuli and when to draw the line between reality and fiction.


Thursday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 18, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, November 19, at 2:00 p.m.


Buy Tickets Here

General admission: $20 in advance, $24 at the door 
Students and seniors: $12
ARTshare members: Free
*All tickets include admission to both shows* ​