Orange Julius

Orange Julius


  • November 14, 2019 - November 16, 2019
  • CSPS Hall
  • $15

All shows start at 7:30

Orange Julius

Written by Basil Kreimendahl

Directed by Cavan Hallman

Don’t miss the latest production from resident company Mirrorbox Theatre. Nut grew up the youngest child of Julius, a Vietnam vet, in 1980s and ’90s working-class America. As Julius suffers the toxic effects of Agent Orange, Nut worries their time together may run out before they can embrace something essential about their relationship.

Paging through forgotten photo albums and acting out old war movies about brothers-in-arms, Nut leaps through time and memory, fantasy and reality, tracing the complex intimacy between a father and child.

Orange Julius appeared on the 2014 Kilroys List, an annual survey of outstanding new plays by female and trans writers.

The Village Voice praised Orange Julius for “…its articulate, forthright personal narrative; its attention to veterans’ experience; its foregrounding of a trans character without making Nut’s transition the sole focus of the plot.”

Author Basil Kreimendahl has been commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Basil was the Provost’s Visiting Writer at the University of Iowa 2013/2014. Basil’s work has been published by Dramatic Play Services, TCG, Howlround and Dramatic Publishing. MFA University of Iowa, 2013.

This Iowa premiere will be directed by Cavan Hallman, Mirrorbox Theatre’s Artistic Director.

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