Z SPACE and 13th Floor Present
LIGHTNING STRIKES ANONYMOUS
OCTOBER 18 & 19 / 25 & 26, 2018
Z BELOW - 470 FLORIDA STREET SAN FRANCISCO
"An enthralling hybrid about a most unusual addiction" - SF Examiner
What if getting struck by lightning felt so good, you wanted to do it over and over again? The storm of the century rumbles in the wings as five desperate, quirky souls attend a Lightning Strikes Anonymous meeting: John, who's been struck so many times he can't go near an ATM without shorting it out; Blake and Iris, who share an unhealthy need to hook up in empty fields when it starts to rain; Juliet, who has moved on to large appliances; and Paul, compelled to attend the meeting as part of his parole agreement.
Through the fantastical stories of its unforgettable characters, Lightning Strikes Anonymous opens a new dialog about addiction and the way it's treated in American culture. Through a complex lens of darkness, humor, and hope, 13th Floor uses their unique brand of “theater that won’t hold still” to explore this difficult topic with signature thoughtfulness and wit.
Lightning Strikes Anonymous is created and performed by 13th Floor: Colin Epstein as Blake, Zach Fish as Paul, Derek Harris as John, Julie Mahony as Juliet and Jenny McAllister as Iris. / Script by Jenny McAllister, Sound Design by Uriah Findley
This creation of this work was supported in part by the Zellerbach Family Foundation, The Rainin Opportunity Fund, and ODC Theater