onStage Guest Artist Series presents SITI Company's ‘The Room’ Feb. 3

Ellen Lauren in
Ellen Lauren in "The Room"

The onStage Guest Artist Series at Connecticut College presents SITI Company’s production of "Room," a solo tour de force based on Virginia Woolf's writings, directed by Anne Bogart and adapted by Jocelyn Clarke. The production is Friday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Palmer Auditorium.

Woolf wrote with delicacy, humor, anger, outrage and passion from the point of view of a highly creative woman in the first half of the twentieth century. "Room" is drawn from a lifetime of writing, and traces the movement of a creative spirit in exquisite crisis. Her issues are still contemporary. “Room” examines these notions from the perspective we now share at the beginning of the 21st century.

Sampled from a lifetime of writings by this remarkable artist, “Room” traces the movement of a creative spirit in exquisite crisis. The play is about the room to move, the room to breathe, the room to imagine, emotional room, creative room. It is a play of many voices embodied by one actress, the extraordinary Ellen Lauren. Lauren portrays a modern-day woman, an artist, in the pressure cooker of articulation.

SITI Company is a seven-time Obie award-winning theater company with a history of innovative work. The company is dedicated to creating and touring bold new productions.

General admission tickets are $24; seniors $21; students $12 and are available online.

For tickets and information call 860-439-2787 or visit the onStage Guest Artist Series website.

January 17, 2017