The Right Brain Project

Where Passion Plays


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September 15 – October 6, 2018 at Otherworld Theatre, The Alchemists Lab

Written by Michaela Heidemann Directed by Colin David

Set in the catacombs beneath Odessa, Ukraine. A seemingly endless network of underground tunnels, it’s the largest catacomb system in the world. The story centers around Andrew, an American journalist, and Dariya, a Ukrainian scammer. Andrew has been drugged and left for dead in the catacombs by Dariya and her cohorts, but Dariya returns for him. As they attempt to escape this underground labyrinth, they get more and more lost... and the catacombs appear to have a mind of their own. Will they learn the value of teamwork? Will they find love in the most unexpected of places? Will their flashlights run out of batteries, leaving them to die in a cold, infinite abyss, their bodies not to be found for two years? Join us to find out!

Meet our cast and crew!

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 on Sundays and $10 on Mondays. Industry discounts will always apply. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended and can be purchased HERE

Why Odessa?

Colin David (Director): This play has such a deep exploration of being lost. Showcasing the fear, hope, acceptance, boredom, determination, and dread that come with it. Pair these with hilarious characters and you have quite a journey. This play lets us be lost in darkness and challenges us to find our own way, and I just love that. 

Michaela Heidemann (Playwright): It’s a show that’s invested in two energies best experienced live: comedy and fear. It’s a show that’s interested in the electricity in the air behind your neck when you’re in the dark. And at the base of it, it’s a show about two great characters who are all alone, fighting for their lives.

Check out our Teaser Trailer for Odessa: