©️NCTC Pictured left to right: The cast of “Getting There”- Radha (Desiree M. Rogers), Anissa (Simone Bloch), Ira (Laura Domingo), Julie (Lauren Garcia), and Kai (Leigh M. Marshall). Photo by Lois Tema

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.