Avant Bard is thrilled to announce its 2022-2023 Season!

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In this wild comedy, the Greek god Dionysus takes form as Diane, a lesbian permaculture gardener from Vermont. She’s got supernatural abilities owing to her true identity, and her secret mission is to seduce mortal followers and restore the earth to its natural state. Where better to begin than with four housewives in a suburban New Jersey cul-de-sac? Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George pens a hilarious evisceration of the blind eye we all turn to climate change and the bacchanalian catharsis that awaits us, even in our own backyards.

The New York Times cheered Hurricane Diane as an “astonishing new play,” and New York magazine hailed it as “hilarious and full of keen observation and profound human affection.” Director Stevie Zimmerman (Spooky Action “Maple and Vine”, 1st Stage “Pitman Painters”, “By Jeeves”) makes her Avant Bard debut with this production.

"Hurricane Diane" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com.

Content Warning: Contains loud noises, flashing lights and mature themes and language.

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