R25 Arts Complex
Three Penny Theatre ~ Wilkerson Theatre ~ California Stage


by Cindy Lou Johnson

directed by Lori Russo

June 10 through July 9, 2017

As a blizzard rages outside a remote cabin in Alaska, a lonely figure, Henry Harry, lies sleeping under a heap of blankets. Suddenly, the insistent knocking of an unexpected visitor, Rosannah DeLuce, a distraught young woman who has fled all the way from Arizona to escape her impending marriage, awakens him. Thrown together in the snowbound cabin, they alternately repel and attract each other as, in theatrically vivid exchanges, they explore the pain of the past and, in time, consider the possibilities of the present. Their very isolation proves to be the catalyst that allows them to break through the web of old griefs and bitter feelings that beset them both and to reach out for the solace and sanctuary that only hard-won understanding, self-awareness and compassion for the plight of others can bestow.

First presented by New York's Circle Repertory Company, this imaginative absurdist allegory used fantastic and often outlandish situations and characterizations to probe into the nature of modern relationships, both sexual and otherwise.

"BRILLIANT TRACES deals with common issues of love and family, and does so with characters, story and dialogue so fantastic that they could exist only within the enchanted realm of the stage." —NY Times

"BRILLIANT TRACES is one of those plays in which a man and woman battle it out in a small enclosed space, alternately repulsing and seducing each other."
—The New Yorker


In the Three Penny Theatre, 25th & R, Midtown Sacramento