Victorian repression clashes with liberal expression. Cloud 9 follows a British family from colonial Africa to contemporary London. Unexpected trysts. Gender swaps. Role reversals. Power plays. A provocative, exuberant, time-shifting comedy that is both a parody and spoof of the ever-changing world of sexual politics. Caryl Churchill, lauded with “creating a new theatrical language,” was recently recognized by The Guardian as “now sharing with Tom Stoppard the title of Britain’s most significant living dramatist.”
This production has received a StageSource Standing O for their work towards achieving gender parity in New England theatre.