About this Event
The Fig and The WaspWritten by Samantha Behr
Directed by Josh Sobel
How do you fight hopelessness? A senator from a well-known political family, Rosaura Flagg promotes stability to her fellow citizens, even as the country is crumbling. As a mysterious disease starts to spread, her daughter lies in a hospital room in a coma-like sleep. The Fig and The Wasp explores the destruction caused by isolation and the power of care and connection, against the backdrop of a world on fire.
2 hours 30 mins, with a 15 minute intermission.
This story contains themes of suicide, depression, anxiety, quarantine, isolation, environmental and political upheaval, and death.
This production contains strobe lighting effects, theatrical haze, and loud sound effects.
No filming or photography of any kind allowed in the theater.
No food or drink is allowed in the theater, with the exception of bottled water.
Use of Headphones as Part of Audience Experience
To present an immersive audio experience, audiences are required to wear overhead headphones during the performance. Headphones will be provided at your seat and will be sanitized before every performance. If you have any questions regarding the usage of headphones, please contact Angelina Jian at [email protected]
Masks are required at all times inside the building.
In order to create an artistic and learning environment that is as safe as possible, General Visitors (such as event and exhibition participants, audiences and others) are asked to be vaccinated before coming on campus. General Visitors are also asked to check in when arriving on campus, show their proof of vaccination, obtain and wear a visitor badge, and wear a mask at all times.
CalArts Students, Faculty and Staff must present their current CalArts ID along with their ticket reservation for admission to the theater.
Rosaura Flagg: Ishika Muchhal
George: Victoria Zajac
Cara Flagg: Fiona Rose
Harla Monroe: Avalon Greenberg Call
Darwin Flagg & Pres. Curlew: Jeremy Spektor
Ensemble: Jamie Cayer, Heather Friedman, Willington Liu, Ronaldo Medina, Olivia Michael
Scenic Designer: Yuki Ding
Lighting Designer: Violet Smith
Costume Designer: Lena Sands
Video Designer: Nat Nicholas
Sound Designer: Steven Cobilich
Co-Sound Designer: CM Nemanich
Composer: Sam Wells
Choreographer: Livya Howard-Yashar
Co-Technical Director: Karim Abuabara
Co-Technical Director: Sam DuBois
Graphic Designer: Jen Dorman
Assistant Director: Harry Golby
Assistant Scenic Designer: Jane Hamor
Assistant Scenic Designer: Yueyi Zhang
Assistant Lighting Designer: Cad Apostol
Assistant Lighting Designer: Stephanie Lutz
Assistant Costume Designer: Yi-Lun Chien
Assistant Costume Designer: Danica Martino
Assistant Video Designer: Ghazal Bazargan
Assistant Video Designer: Zoe Lappin
Assistant Sound Designer: CM Nemanich
Production Manager: Chris Swetcky
Stage Manager: Jordie Marie Rippon
Producer: Angelina Jian
Assistant Stage Manager: Cassy Sottile
Assistant Stage Manager: Nicole Theep
Associate Production Supervisor: Katherine Paez Froehlich
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Walt Disney Modular Theater, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, United States