She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange
by Amelia Roper
directed by Kelsey Mesa

at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street SE WDC 20003

September 29—October 14, 2017

Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00pm
Saturday matinees at 2:30pm
Special industry night performance on Monday, Oct 9 at 8:00pm

Two Pay-What-You-Can previews on Sep 27 and 28 at 7:30pm 

It is 2007, and the United States does not know the largest economic crisis since the Great Depression looms on the horizon. Given the weight of the matter, it may come as a surprise how much comedy is packed into the script.

With a gleeful twist of the absurd, Amelia Roper's incisive and scathing play, She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange, captures two couples in a swift descent as their expectations collapse around them. A successful investment banker, Amy, confronts her former colleague, Max, in a game of dominance on the limited confines of a single picnic blanket. Their reluctant partners are dragged with them into the fray.

Production Photos (click to open large, printable version)

Tonya Beckman as Sara in She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange. Photo by Teresa Wood.

Tonya Beckman as Sara in She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange. Photo by Teresa Wood.

Dan Crane, Tonya Beckman, Jen Rabbitt Ring, and Marcus Kyd. Photo by Megan Ball.

Jen Rabbitt Ring as Amy in She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange. Photo by Teresa Wood.

Jen Rabbitt Ring as Amy in She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange. Photo by Teresa Wood.

Dan Crane, Tonya Beckman, jen Rabbitt Ring and Marcus Kyd. Photo by Megan Ball.

Jen Rabbitt Ring as Amy in She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange. Photo by Teresa Wood.

Jen Rabbitt Ring as Amy in She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange. Photo by Teresa Wood.

Photo by Susan Collins.

Marcus Kyd as Henry and Jen Rabbitt Ring as Amy in She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange. Photo by Teresa Wood.

Marcus Kyd as Henry and Jen Rabbitt Ring as Amy in She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange. Photo by Teresa Wood.

Photo by Susan Collins.

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Tonya Beckman as Sara, Jen Rabbitt Ring as Amy, Dan Crane as Max in She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange. Photo by Teresa Wood.

Tonya Beckman as Sara, Jen Rabbitt Ring as Amy, Dan Crane as Max in She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange. Photo by Teresa Wood.

Dan Crane as Max, Tonya Beckman as Sara in She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange. Photo by Teresa Wood.

Dan Crane as Max, Tonya Beckman as Sara in She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange. Photo by Teresa Wood.

Promotional photos (click to open large, printable version)

Cast of She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange: Dan Crane, Tonya Beckman, jen Rabbitt Ring and Marcus Kyd. Photo by Megan Ball.

The Cast of She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange

Dan Crane, Tonya Beckman, Jen Rabbitt Ring, and Marcus Kyd. Photo by Megan Ball.

Cast of She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange: Dan Crane, Tonya Beckman, jen Rabbitt Ring and Marcus Kyd. Photo by Megan Ball.

The Cast of She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange

Dan Crane, Tonya Beckman, jen Rabbitt Ring and Marcus Kyd. Photo by Megan Ball.

Playwright Amelia Roper. Photo by Susan Collins.

Playwright Amelia Roper

Photo by Susan Collins.

Playwright Amelia Roper. Photo by Susan Collins.

Playwright Amelia Roper

Photo by Susan Collins.

 

Press releases from Previous shows in 2017

Bootleg Shakespeare:
Henry VI, part 2

directed by Marcus Kyd
Featuring company members Tonya Beckman, Lise Bruneau, Dan Crane, Daniel Flint, Kimberly Gilbert, and Esther Williamson.

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Anything could go wrong. And therein lies the beauty of Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s annual Bootleg Shakespeare.

On July 24, a cast of more than thirty actors will gather at the Folger Theatre. They will bring with them memorized lines, staging ideas, and some costume pieces. They will stage the entire play together at breakneck speed. It will be their first and last rehearsal. Roughly eight hours later, the audience will gather to see what happens. 


at the Folger  Theatre
201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

Monday, July 24, 2017 at 7:30 PM

FREE
Tickets are free to the public, available at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre on July 24 only, at 6:00 PM. Limit two tickets per patron. Seats not claimed by 7:15 PM will be released to patrons on standby. No advanced reservations.
 

Photo (click to open large, printable version)

Teresa Spencer returns as the Duke of York. Photo by Marcus Kyd.

Mercy Killers  and  Side Effects

written and performed by Michael Milligan

Two original plays that confront the
American health care crisis

in rep May 19 through June 3

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Tickets: $15
available at www.taffetypunk.com

 

Mercy Killers
Schedule
:
May 19 - 8:00pm
May 25 - 8:00pm
May 27 - 4:00pm
May 31 - 8:00pm
Jun 2 - 8:00pm
Jun 3 - 8:00pm

Side Effects
Schedule
:
May 20 - 8:00pm
May 24 - 8:00pm
May 26 - 8:00pm
May 27 - 8:00pm
Jun 1 - 8:00pm
Jun 3 - 2:00pm

 

A pre-Obamacare study from 2009 found that a large percentage of Americans are one serious illness away from financial ruin. This gripping hour-long monologue by writer-performer Michael Milligan details precisely how it might happen… Milligan is riveting, conveying a fascinating mix of decency, heartbreak, and impotent fury.Chicago Reader

Production Photos

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright in Mercy Killers. Photo by Marcus Kyd.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright in Mercy Killers. Photo by Marcus Kyd.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright in Side Effects. Photo by Teresa Castracane.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright in Side Effects. Photo by Teresa Castracane.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright in Side Effects. Photo by Teresa Castracane.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright in Side Effects. Photo by Teresa Castracane.

Promotional Photos

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright. Photo by Daylon Walton.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright. Photo by Allan Nowakowski

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright. Photo by Caroline Voagen Nelson.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright. Photo by Emily Rutledge.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright. Photo by Martin Bacigalupo.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright. Photo by Allan Nowakowski



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