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In the virtual reality of The Nether, Iris (Marleigh Purgar-McDonald) teaches a new game to Woodnut (Lazarus Simmons) (photo Alan Dehmer)

Manbites Dog’s Provocative Presentation of The Nether Is Extremely Well Acted and Well Designed

Manbites Dog Theater’s presentation of The Nether is a dark vision of the future, our near, rapidly approaching future. It is a future in which the Internet has split into various realms where most of us spend our daily lives. At school and work and even at play, most living is done through the new… Read More ›

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom stars Josh Walker and Amethyst Palma (photo by Ron Yorgason)

William Peace Theatre’s Neighborhood 3 Is an Appropriate Piece for This Time of Year

Halloween is just around the corner; it’s time for some fun and a bit of the macabre. William Peace Theatre’s Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, written by Jennifer Haley and directed by Amy White, offers just that. The premise: teens are enthralled by a video game that involves escaping from zombies that are taking over… Read More ›

Chaunesti Webb as Beth (left) and Marcia Edmundson as Alida (photo by Alan Dehmer of Woods Edge Photography)

Marcia Edmundson and Chaunesti Webb Sparkle in Manbites Dog’s Regional Premiere of Jennifer Haley’s “Breadcrumbs”

Manbites Dog Theater’s provocative regional premiere of “Breadcrumbs,” a Fractured Fairy Tale penned by Los Angeles-based dramatist Jennifer Haley, sensitively staged by Manbites Dog artistic director Jeff Storer, and performed in a taut 75 minutes, without intermission, is a tangled and ultimately heartbreaking tale about a reclusive writer of fiction named Alida (Triangle theater veteran Marcia Edmundson) and a troubled young caregiver named Beth (Chaunesti Webb). Alida has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease; and Beth tries to be her friend and protector, but is sabotaged at every turn by Alida’s fierce independence and growing frustration and paranoia.

“Breadcrumbs” Is a Moving Play About Mothers, Daughters, and the Moonlit Woods of the Past

In Jennifer Haley’s “Breadcrumbs,” a reclusive fiction writer (Marcia Edmundson) and a disturbed young woman (Chaunesti Webb) share secrets of guilt, memory, and desire. The writer has early-onset Alzheimer’s, and must depend on this lost young woman for help while she struggles to complete her last story.