On one side: an accused murderer, a patient in a mental hospital and a spiritual medium whose newfound faith could either be a spiritual awakening or a clever trap.

Oda Might

Plan-B Theatre

Nov. 7-17

Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets and info here.

On the other: an accomplished psychiatrist whose race, gender and sexuality inform her work, even when those same identities cause others to underestimate her.  

In Camille Washington’s new play Oda Might, these two characters collide in a psychological thriller that explores spirituality, race and the twisting nature of truth. As the Patient and the Doctor learn more about each other, they question who to trust — and find that in surprising ways, they may not be so different after all.

Orderly (Flo Bravo), Patient (Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin) and Doctor (Yolanda Stange) in Oda Might. (Photo by Rick Pollock, Courtesy Plan-B Theatre)

Though the play is set in the 1990s, Washington had contemporary issues in mind when writing it — she has talked about the play’s connection to identity politics and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The play stars Plan-B alums Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin as the Patient and Yolanda Strange as the Doctor, with Flo Bravo making her Plan B debut as the Orderly. This production is directed by Cheryl Ann Cluff. Like every play at Plan B, Oda Might is written by a Utah playwright, and promises to fulfill this company’s mission to produce boundary-pushing theatre exploring important social issues.

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