Seattle's Annex Theatre opens its new season with the world premiere of Zero G, by Seattle playwright and Annex member Peter Buchman, running through Feb. 1.
A press release for Zero G bills it as "a cold war thriller" in which an astronaut and a trapeze artist, challenged by circumstance, struggle to keep their beloved vocations and identities. The astronaut, grounded by NASA, and the trapeze artist, a victim of a bizarre accident, form an alliance in which the two find themselves, "dodging bullets and defying the laws of nature."
Buchman's Zero G was developed at Sundance in Utah, funded in part by the Seattle Arts Commission. His play Airsick, originally commissioned by Seattle's A Contemporary Theatre, debuted last year at Annex . Buchman is a founding member of the Seattle playwrights Alliance, and is currently collaborating with screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) on a new film about Alexander the Great.
The cast includes Annex members Chris Macdonald and Sharon MacMenamin, with Josh List playing portraying the rest of the several characters in the play. Zero G is directed by Ellen Graham.