The New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC) in San Francisco kicks off 2023 with a story of self-discovery in the world premiere of Getting There, a new play described as “an intergenerational meditation on love, aging, and solitude filled with surprises and serendipity from start to finish.” The play features an all-woman cast and it’s set in Paris!
Written by Dipika Guha and directed by Nailah Harper-Malveaux, Getting There runs from January 20 through February 26, 2023 at the NCTC.
What’s it about?
Here’s the plot: “Kai and Julie came to Paris to see the sights, enjoy the food, and maybe learn something about themselves. After a falling out sends them on separate paths, Kai is pulled into an affair with a sophisticated older married couple, while Julie encounters an enigmatic woman deep in a war against herself. Twenty-four hours later, none of these five women are the same.”
Special events include low-cost preview performances (Friday, January 20 through Friday, January 27, 2023) and live Parisian pre-show music by Kitten on the Keys aka Suzanne Ramsey on Wednesday nights (January 25, February 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2023).
I found out about this play through Funcheap, the online guide of free and affordable things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tickets for Getting There are $25-65, but if you use promo code FUNCHEAP, you can get a 50% discount.
For more information and tickets, visit the NCTC website.