Patients with personality disorders collide in “World Builders”



STONINGTON — “World Builders,” Johnna Adams’ dark comedy about two people with personality disorders who fall in love during a psychiatric drug trial, will make its New England debut at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, and run Wednesday-Sunday through Sunday, Aug. 28, at Stonington Opera House. The production stars Nicole Orabona, a Latinex theater maker who has appeared in upcoming productions including “Grendel” (Netflix) and “Fleishman is in Trouble” (Hulu). She will be joined by New Jersey actor Brandon Fox, who has acted in a wide range of productions from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Shakespeare’s Globe in London to CNN’s “The Hunt with John Walsh.”

Cait Robinson, Opera House Arts’ artistic director and a freelance director, is directing “World Builders.” Her recent work includes among others “I and You and The Clean House” at Portland Stage Company, “Pinocchio” at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and “Proclamation: World Sick and Proclamation: Unite” at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, Mass.

Adams, whose play “Gidion’s Knot” was published in the December 2012 issue of TCG’s American Theatre Magazine and won an ATCA/Steinberg Citation, twice won the OC Weekly’s Best Original Play award, was a finalist for the Christopher Brian Wolk Award and William Saroyan Prize.

For these live performances, the audience is asked to wear face coverings at all times. To purchase tickets, visit operahousearts.org.

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