The Lathe of Heaven

Natsu Onoda Power adapting from the book by Ursula K. Le Guin

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About the Play

Blessed – or cursed – with reality altering dreams, George Orr comes under the hand of a doctor eager to remake the world.  Danger!  Dreams won’t be trained.  Plague sweeps the earth, volcanoes emerge, Aliens take over the moon.  The world itself slides into meltdown.  Leaping to save us, the dreamer is thrown into one final world.  Cookware, Aliens, and lost love regained.  Unexpectedly, strangely, balance prevails.

If you’re interested in a list of accessible performances, you can find a calendar here.


Ursula K. Le Guin (Playwright)

Ursula LeGuin lives in Portland, Oregon.  She has published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation.  She has received many awards including Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud, and the National Book Foundation Medal. 


Natsu Onoda Power (Adaptor/Director)

Natsu Onoda Power playwrighting credits include The T Party, A Trip to the Moon, and Astro Boy and the God of Comics (2015 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director in Small Theatre). Directing credits include projects at Olney Theater, Center Stage Baltimore, Studio Theatre, Theatre J, Forum Theatre, Synetic Theatre.


Spooky Action Theater Company

Devine Theater at the Davis Performing Arts Center
37th & O Streets NW
Washington, DC, 20057

(202) 248-0301