April 14-24, 2016

Are we at the precipice of dramatic change? From this question comes Chrysalis, a modern-day myth that explores transformation in the teen years.



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When four teens are abducted to a surreal landscape, they must face their internal conflicts and insecurities.  There they encounter "The Braids," a chorus from another realm, who force them to realize that transformation is their only escape and hope for redemption.  Be a part of the journey — whimsical and at times terrifying.

Presented by OCT’s Young Professionals Company, the play features an ensemble cast who became a part of the play creation process with Matthew B. Zrebski. Teens participated in a forum, followed by an eight hour workshop and discussed issues that mattered most to them.  

“Their passionate assertions were staggering… concerns about gender equality, sexual abuse, economics, academic pressures, sexual orientation, religion, politics, terrorism, media, and countless other topics permeated the room,” said Zrebski.  “But one particular notion was dominant from these young adults:  ‘It seems sometimes that we may be the last generation to be able to fix everything.  That’s a lot of pressure.’  To which I thought, ‘What if they are?’”

Dates & Times
April 14-24, 2016
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:00pm
Sundays at 2:00pm, plus Sunday 4/24 at 5:00pm

YP Studio Theater, 1939 NE Sandy Blvd.

Age Recommendation
Due to mature subject matter this show is recommended for ages 14 and up.
(Sexual assault, gender identity issues, and abuse.)

Run time
90 minutes with no intermission

Ticket Prices
$12 advance/$15 at the door
Thursday, 4/21 is Pay What You Will
Group sales: $8 tickets for groups of 8 or more

"This is not so much a place, but a state of mind." –Dennis Sparks

"’s impossible not to be taken by at least one facet of the play." Lukas Gordon, Artslandia

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Josie Mendoza & Hugh Mackworth