Production in Residency at La Jolla Playhouse
Ed Leopold, a failed doctoral candidate, once cared passionately for the coastal cactus wren whose delicate living necessities put the small bird in danger of going extinct. However, upon failing to petition the wren for the Endangered Species List, Ed’s life spirals downward into a detached career in the disordered world of property development. After several professional blunders, it is while working on a last-ditch project to help a local organization build a hospital that Ed discovers that the will of the cactus wren is stronger than his self-loathing. The spiritual and enchanting world of the San Diego Wildlife bubbles into Ed's reality and brings the dispassionate birder back to estranged roots.
"This piece is inspired by the multitude of endangered species in San Diego’s unique eco-system and the tumultuous world of local conservationists trying to keep them from slipping into extinction. "
- Katherine Harroff artistic director of Circle Circle dot dot
Circle is pleased to come back to it's beginnings and implement the use of puppetry, music, and dance in the telling of this unique and magical production. Wrenegades: An Ecological Adventure is a wonderful journey that can be enjoyed by all ages.
Featuring Performances by:
Veronica Burgess, Katherine Harroff, Michael Nieto, Soroya Rowley, Alex Slade & Justin Tuazon-Martin.