By Ella Hickson
Directed by Joy Vandervort-Cobb
February 5-16, 2020
In her new play Oil, Ella Hickson transforms oil’s global history into a human story, one that asks audiences to suspend their disbelief across 200 years of action to follow a mother and daughter from the birth of the petroleum industry to the end of the age of oil. Oil moves away from clichés about male oil executives as cutout villains of fossil capitalism to spotlight the journey of a single mother determined to better the situation of her child.
Oil runs for eleven performances including one Pay-What-You-Can preview and one $15 sneak preview.