Mirror Stage is thrilled to present the US premiere of The Squirrel Plays by Mia McCullough at 12th Ave Arts, April 27 through May 20, 2023—our first fully-staged production in more than 10 years. A dark comedy about choice(s) and consequences, The Squirrel Plays is a cycle of three short plays: Infestation, Compensation, and Eradication. Directed by Suzanne M. Cohen, The Squirrel Plays features Kiki Abba, Angie Bolton, Caitlin Frances Branston, Emily Hoffman, Serin Ngai, and Christian Zumbado.
Tom and Sarah finally find the suburban house of their dreams with probably the nicest garden on the market. However, they don’t want squirrels. Everything is blissful, until an unwanted squirrel gets trapped in the attic, interrupting their lives and causing a rift in their marriage. Once an exterminator, the neighborhood association, and animal control all get involved, violence and turmoil unsettle the entire subdivision.
Infestation premiered in 2007 in Chicago’s RhinoFest as The Play About the Squirrel. Infestation and Compensation were presented at The Wandsworth Fringe Festival in London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in 2018. Infestation was published in the Applause Theatre and Cinema Books publication of The Best American Short Plays 2018-2019.
Mirror Stage’s radical hospitality pricing model offers 20 free tickets plus 10 Pay-What-You-Can ($1 minimum) tickets to every performance. Tickets are also available at “Select Your Own Price” of $15, $30, or $45, with general seating for all.
**Please note that Sunday matinees are mask-required performances.
All other performances will be mask-encouraged, but not required.**