The Squirrels by Robert Askins

June’s StageWorks Staged Reading: Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 pm

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Scurius, the patriarch of a family of gray squirrels, has collected enough nuts to last ten winters. When a group of starving fox squirrels begs him to share his hoard of food, animosity erupts into a ferocious war. THE SQUIRRELS is a boundary-pushing, darkly satirical look at wealth inequality in which no creature comes out unscathed.

“Crazy? Of course. Crazy is what Askins does. Charming? Yes, that too, and thought-provoking…THE SQUIRRELS offers an amusing tale that challenges assumptions about good and evil, power and tribalism. This is an experience like no other.” —San Diego Local News.

“…an epic, an allegory, a tragedy and a cautionary tale all rolled into one.” —Times of San Diego.

Directed by Ruth Andrews, and read/performed by Cali Katzenberger, Cat Kristoff, Michael Litteral, Julia Nuremberg, Russell Pluta, and Mary Toll.

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