Award-Winning Play by Blind Author

This item from Gail Johnson:

Since our blog is going everywhere, I thought this production in CA would be interesting for our blog.  If you think so, I have attached the scoop as well as forwarding her mom’s email.  Marilee has been blind since birth with a congenital problem.  Her mom and dad stayed with us recently.  Thanks, Gail

Hello All:  Marilee Talkington, my daughter, an equity actress, is bringing her play TRUCE to the Woodland Opera House.  Great reviews in S.F. and N.Y.  See attached flyer.  The play is performed behind a scrim so the audience sees as she sees.  It is about her challanges with sigh impairment as a child, teenager, adult.  It is also about the mother/daughter generational attitudes towards blindness.  The play is intense but also quite humorous. We would love to have you come and experience it!!!  After the play, Marilee will have a reception at the opera house for all.  Questions – Lucinda 662-0535.
Best regards, Lucinda



Written & Performed by

Marilee Talkington

(One of only two legally blind actors in the country to be awarded an M.F.A in Acting)

“A production as powerful as this should arguably be seen around the world.”

The Optimist-UK

“Sublimely theatrical. Hyper-sensual.  Hilarious.”

”A dramatic exploration. Filled with evocative revelations.”

-SF Chronicle

“Talkington is an astonishingly deft performer.”


Special BENEFIT performances for The Woodland Opera House & Vanguardian Productions


Saturday, June 26 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 27 2:00 pm

(Audibly described performance on Sunday)

$20 Adult

$15 Child/Groups of 10 or more

Wine Reception, Talkback, & Script Signing with Marilee following both performances.


340 2nd Street

Woodland, CA 95695

FOR TICKETS: 530-666-9617 or

What if the windows to your soul were closing? Award-winning actress Marilee Talkington takes you on an unforgettable and rare EXPERIENTIAL journey into this unseen world of darkness. TRUCE astonished New York and San Francisco audiences with its biting humor, hyper-sensual storytelling and ingenious production design bringing the visceral experience of going blind to the stage.



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