"The plot might be full of dramatic tension, but harmony rules onstage: The nine-strong, all-female cast collaborates in seamless synchronicity to make Gardley's play sing." - Chloe Veltman, SFWeekly

"All it takes is one look at Lisa Clark's massive set of wood scaffolding that fills the Ashby Stage to realize what an ambitious project This World In A Woman's Hands represents. In addition to the invaluable community outreach which helps to justify an arts organization's mission (and stimulate fundraising), this show gives Richmond a unique piece of drama as working history." - George Heymont,

This World's success owes to a delicate balance of music, writing, and stagecraft.” - Rachel Swan, East Bay Express

"heady mix of intense emotion, music and spirituality ... by turns intense and charming" - Sam Stander, The Daily Californian

"A lively and appealing new work... remarkable intimacy... wittily conceived... wonderfully inventive." - Robert Hall, Piedmont Post

"nothing short of an inspiration." - Peggy Reskin,

“a chromatic, celebratory glance at the changes of a whole period of history” - Ken Bullock, Berkeley Daily Planet

"Traditional spirituals and lovely original swing songs by Molly Holm add emotional heft as well as period ambience." - Robert Hurwitt, The San Francisco Chronicle

Carah Herring tells the story of the creation of and inspiration behind This World in a Woman's Hands - The Contra Costa Times

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Shotgun Players presents
This World in a
Woman's Hands

written by Marcus Gardley
directed by Aaron Davidman
original music and vocal score by Molly Holm

September 10 - October 11
Ashby Stage, Berkeley

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September 10

September 10 - October 11

Wednesday - Saturday at 8PM
Sunday at 5PM

The Ashby Stage, Berkeley


To make group reservations, please call our Box Office Manager:
510/841-6500 x 303


1901 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703