Trouble the Water

Trouble the Water

Written by Rebecca Dwight Bruff
Adapted by Ellen Geer
Directed by Gerald Rivers
July 9th – October 2nd

*Out of an abundance of caution, opening night of Trouble the Water has been postponed until July 23rd due to Covid cases in the company. The safety of our artists and audiences is our top priority, and we thank you for your patience.

Ticketholders for the previously scheduled performances on 7/9 and 7/16 can contact the box office at or 310-455-3723.*

World Premiere of Trouble The Water
Inspired by the real-life story of Robert Smalls, who escaped slavery to become an American hero, Trouble the Water navigates the rich tributaries of courage, betrayal and redemption. Freely adapted by Ellen Geer from the 2019 award-winning historical novel by Rebecca Dwight Bruff.

A prologue discussion with the cast will take place before the show at 6:30pm on 9/24. Pay What You Will ticket pricing is available (cash only at the door) on 7/16, 7/23, 8/5, 8/26, and 9/4.