Fringe 2020 - "Marla" Live Virtual Screening
Marla by Ali Littman
Directed by Roy Conboy
Three friends learn the person responsible for organizing the bombing that killed their friend is set to be released in a prisoner exchange.
Ariel: Kassandra Eastep
Ben: Tehan Davis
Carla: Babe Smart Truco
A Note about Marla
"Marla" is based on the circumstances surrounding the death of Marla Bennett, a twenty-four-year-old graduate student who died in the Hebrew University bombing on July 31, 2002. Marla, who grew up in San Diego, Calif., was a close friend of the playwright, though she was ten years older. In this work, Ali has imagined how her contemporaries would have reacted to this news, and her death--conversations Ali was too young to be included in at the time. Much of this play is real, and true, including quotes from a letter Marla sent to her parents before the bombing as well as accounts of the funeral, which Ali attended, and information on her death, pulled from legal documents and articles.
The Fringe exists to produce plays being written by the dynamic community of SFSU student playwrights. Through a project oriented and hands-on experience it aims to educate students in the phase of playwrighting which takes a play on the journey from the page to the stage. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the 2020 Fringe Festival has gone digital! Find out more about this year's offering at our 2020 Fringe Festival Website.