Preview Production of
Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven
Written by Reina Hardy
Directed by Natalie Novacek
February 27, March 1, 7 at 8:00 p.m.
March 9 at 5:00 p.m.
About the play
Annie Jump is a 13-year-old science genius whose alien-obsessed father is the laughingstock of Strawberry, Kansas. One night in August, a meteor falls, and Annie meets Althea, an intergalactic supercomputer that manifests itself in the form of a mean girl with really nice hair. Althea’s here to help Annie take humanity from the earth to the stars, but being the Chosen One isn’t all glory. What is Althea hiding? And what will Annie have to sacrifice to fulfill her destiny?
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About the playwright
Reina Hardy is a playwright from Chicago who recently fetched up in Texas. She is a Michener Fellow at UT Austin, a 2013 finalist for the Terrence McNally Prize, the recipient of the 2012 Interact 20/20 Commission, and a National New Play Network Playwright. Her plays, which usually contain magic and sometimes contain science, have most recently been produced at Salvage Vanguard, The Vortex, Capital Stage Sacramento and Las Vegas Little Theatre, and have been workshopped at Orlando Shakespeare, and the Great Plains Theatre Conference, where Reina was awarded the Holland New Voices Award. She spent part of this summer at the Kennedy Center, workshopping her as-yet untitled script about the universe and hangovers, which will be presented at the 2013 NNPN National Showcase for New Plays. Reina is looking forward to Glassheart at Rorsarch Theatre in DC in 2014 and will return to the Vortex in 2015 for Changelings, a play about family, fairies and theft.
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About UTNT (UT New Theatre)
Curated by Steven Dietz and Gia Marotta, UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed work of emerging playwrights from The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Other 2014 UTNT artists include Abe Koogler, William Anderson, David Turkel, Katie Bender, and Briandaniel Oglesby.