- $18 for one ticket to see both parts of Patterns, presented by The New Stage (up to $32.04 value)
- When: July 16–August 16, Wednesdays–Saturdays at 8 p.m.
- Where: Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 15 minutes prior to showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
It’s easy enough to describe the elements of Patterns: a performer, who plays eight different characters, shares the stage with three separate wall-sized video projections, creating an awe-inspiring panoramic view. But examine the experience beyond its core ingredients, and it becomes a little harder to pin down. Amy Munz, the show’s creator, video artist, and sole performer, teamed up with director Henry Godinez of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre to explore big questions of love and intimacy through video, acting, song, and dance in a series of comic and dramatic vignettes. The result is equal parts simple and surreal, a journey that rejects traditional narrative structure and—like life—can change at a moment’s notice.
In part one, titled For Some Reason, Munz’s characters—butcher’s daughter Amot, youthful dog-lover Abigail, and romantically troubled Ava—experience the joy of falling in love. Part two, titled It Really Tickled Me, sees the trio wrestle with doubt, loss, and distance, each fighting to find a way to recover what’s slipped away. The show was recently selected as the Editor’s Pick by Theater Bay Area magazine and favorably written up in SF Weekly.