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Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties opens Thursday

Published February 14, 2023

Nazareth’s Theatre and Dance Department presents Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties, written by Jen Silverman and directed by Cara Hinh. This comedic, absurd, stylized, queer-centric play takes the stage in the Nazareth Arts Center’s Callahan Theater on Thursday, February 16; Friday, February 17; and Saturday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, February 18, and Sunday, February 19, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 each, and $10 each for senior citizens. Buy tickets: Nazareth Arts Center Box Office. An opening night reception is in the lobby of Callahan Theater from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Nazareth students: Submit this form to request your complimentary ticket.

Nazareth faculty & staff: Select tickets and use your Nazareth email to login to the box office to receive your 50% discount. Email with questions. 

The Performance

Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty’s busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something. And Betty keeps using a small hand mirror to stare into parts of herself she’s never examined. Five different women named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex, and the “thea-tah.” CONTENT WARNING: Explicit language.

Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties premiered at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. in September 2016, under the direction of Mike Donahue. The play premiered off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on September 12, 2018. 

Cast and Creative Team

The cast includes: Cassie Murphy (Betty 1), Marissa Hennen (Betty 2), Amara Briony (Betty 3), Ireland Fernandez-Cosgrove (Betty 4), and Emma Theriot (Betty 5). Understudies include: Helene Rosborough (U/S Betty 1), Emma Izzo (U/S Betty 2 ), Alyssa Rodriguez (U/S Betty 3), Sabina May (U/S Betty 4), and Mary Ellis (U/S Betty 5.)

The creative team includes: Director Cara Hinh, Scenic Designer Vince Salpietro, Costume Designer Yuanting Zhao, Lighting Designer Orion Huff, Sound Designer Carson Joenk, Dramaturg Finnegan McMaster, Production Stage Manager Ella Falcone, Assistant Stage Manager Madalyn Montgomery, Intimacy Consultant/Choreographer Natasia Reinhardt, Lighting Design Advisor Emily Stork, Production Manager Nolan Todd, Technical Director Gordon Rice, Scene Shop Supervisor V Miller, Costume Shop Supervisor Mary Farmer, Lighting & Sound Supervisor Jake Beha, and Props Manager Annika Devries.


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