Science Fiction, Historical Drama, and Comedic Farce are thrown into a genre blender in Sigrid Gilmer’s provocative and hilarious new play HARRY & THE THIEF. Mimi’s cousin Jeremy has a PhD in physics, a brand new time machine and a plan. He’s sending Mimi, a professional thief, back to 1863 to alter history by providing Harriet Tubman with modern day guns. Lots and lots of guns. Gilmer describes her own work “black comedies that are historically bent, totally perverse, joyfully irreverent and are concerned with issues of identity, pop culture and contemporary American society.” HARRY & THE THIEF is a perfect encapsulation of all of this. Directed by Khiry Armstead, HARRY will play a limited run at the CAC from January 15-26 only.
Check out the video interview from The Habitat Theatre’s production’s of HARRY AND THE THIEF to meet Sigrid Gilmer and learn more about the play!