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Leap and the Net Will Appear by Chana Porter

Expired September 4, 2020 4:00 AM
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Margie was raised to be a good girl, but Margie has a secret: she wants to be a lion. Leap and the Net Will Appear traces one woman’s highly theatrical, timehopping search for adventure, for love, and for her true self. Packed with wildly eccentric family members and unpredictable lovers, Margie’s journey is at turns uproariously funny and probingly melancholic. Her fierce insistence that she can discover her most fundamental nature takes her across the globe in a romantic and bewildering whirlwind.

The Catastrophic Theatre produced Leap and the Net Will Appear by Chana Porter in 2018 as part of the play's rolling world premiere in partnership with New Georges theatre in New York City. The production was directed by Porter’s collaborator, NYC director Tara Ahmadinejad, and featured original music by composer Andrew Lynch. Leap and the Net Will Appear received critical acclaim from both Houston and New York audiences. Porter has been called “the most original and funny and touching and interesting young playwright out there at this moment" by two-time Obie Award-winning playwright and director Craig Lucas. In her review of Catastrophic's production of Leap and the Net Will Appear for the Houston Press, Jessica Goldman wrote "Porter’s type of risky storytelling is, well…. like a lion’s roar in an all too often timid jungle."

  • Year
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Tara Ahmadinejad
  • Screenwriter
    Chana Porter
  • Cast
    Amy Bruce, Tamarie Cooper, Jovan Jackson, Jayden Key, Andrew Lynch, Mateo Mpinduzi-Mott, and Pamela Vogel
  • Production Design
    Ryan McGettigan
  • Composer
    Andrew Lynch
  • Sound Design
    Tim Thomson
  • Music
    Andrew Lynch