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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents the World Premiere of “Nan and the Lower Body”

Jul 19, 2022
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the World Premiere of Jessica Dickey’s “Nan and the Lower Body,” an audience favorite at TheatreWorks’ 2019 New Works Festival. Directed by TheatreWorks Artistic Associate and Director of New Works Giovanna Sardelli, “Nan and the Lower Body” is currently being presented through August 7, 2022 at the Lucie Stern Theatre (1305 Middlefield Road), Palo Alto.

When Pap smear inventor Dr. George Papanicolaou takes on a brilliant new assistant, Nan Day, he senses that she is hiding a secret. As Dr. Pap discovers the truth, he learns that he may hold the key to solving her greatest mystery. This frank and funny play explores the mysteries of the heart and provides a personal perspective to the revolutionary technology that has saved the lives of millions.

TheatreWorks has also assembled a talented cast for “Nan and the Lower Body.” Reprising the role she originated in TheatreWorks’ 2019 New Works Festival, Elissa Beth Stebbins returns to TheatreWorks as Nan Day. Christopher Daftsios makes his TheatreWorks debut as Dr. George Papanicolaou while Lisa Ramirez makes her TheatreWorks mainstage debut as Mache Papanicolaou, Dr. Pap’s wife. Also, Jeffrey Brian Adams makes his TheatreWorks mainstage debut as Ted Day, Nan’s husband.

Joining the director and playwright for “Nan and the Lower Body” is an all-female design team including scenic design by Nina Ball, costume design by Cathleen Edwards, lighting design by Pamila Z. Gray, sound design by Jane Shaw, and wig design by Heather Sterling.

For tickets (starting at $30) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (877)-662-8978.



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Photo caption: Nan (Elissa Beth Stebbins) examines a slide as Dr. Papanicolaou (Christopher Daftsios), inventor of the Pap smear, watches in the World Premiere of "Nan and the Lower Body," presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. (Photo Credit: Alessandra Mello)


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