The Boston premiere of Michael Cullen's Anna Weis opens the Delvena Theatre's season on Sept. 11.
Anna Weis, Cullen's third play, questions "recovered memories" as hypnotherapist Anna Weis discovers a history of parental sexual abuse in the past of Lynn, her patient and live-in companion. But did Weis really unearth these terrible remembrances or did she invent them?
Weis received its premiere at Scotland's Traverse Theatre in 1997 and later won the Edinburgh Theatre Festival Fringe 1997 First Award for Best Play.
Martin Blanco directs Nicole Jesson (Lynn), Lynne Moulton (Weis) and Fred Robbins (David). Caroline Kaneshiro designed the scenery and Al Fairbrother, the lighting.
Anna Weiss runs through Sept. 27 at the Boston Center for the Arts' Leland Center. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling (617) 426 0320. The rest of Delvena's 1998 season includes Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Oct. 16-25 and Stephen King's Misery, Oct. 29-Nov. 7.
-- By Christine Ehren