San Diego’s fruitlessmoon theatreworks announces their next production during Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – the San Diego premiere of Jennifer Haley’s two-hander dramatic play Breadcrumbs, February 24th through March 12th, 2017 at The La Jolla Commons Theatre. Opening night performance: Friday, February 24th, 8:00 pm. Aimee Greenberg, fruitlessmoon theatreworks‘ Artistic Producing Director is back on the boards after her solo show Occupy the Rice Fields and will produce, direct and perform the role of  Alida in the production, along with Julia Giolzetti as Beth/Mother.  Production team also includes Assistant Directors Jim Carmody and Dori Salois,  as well as Projection Design by Stefani Byrd, Light and Sound Design by Verl Averett, and  Morgan Tisha Kirby, is Stage Manager.

Synopsis of Breadcrumbs: A reclusive fiction writer diagnosed with dementia must depend upon a troubled young caretaker to complete her autobiography. In a symbiotic battle of wills, they delve into the dark woods of the past, unearthing a tragedy that

shatters their notions of language, loneliness and essential self.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. Facts about Alzheimer’s and Dementia (via Alzheimer’s Association)

How’s your memory?  Audience members can find out with a clinical written memory assessment provided at every performance.

Press on Breadcrumbs:

“Though most plays depend on words, words are immutably the crux of Jennifer Haley’s West Coast premiere play. The telling of stories and memories, lies and truths, relies on our words. And like the breadcrumbs dropped in a fairy tale to find a way back to the familiar, words are dropped along the life path of the protagonist-author in this two-hander. Those breadcrumbs, however, are being pecked at and removed from her memory by Alzheimer’s disease.” – Backstage

Breadcrumbs premiered in July of 2010 at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in West Virginia, under the direction of Laura Kepley.

Breadcrumbs Cast:

Aimee Greenberg (Alida) is a veteran theatre artist and master teacher whose work has been produced in Europe, Asia and the United States. Most recently she produced and directed Waiting for Godot at White Box Live Arts. She has collaborated with Grotowski, Gentile and Boal. Aimee is a native New Yorker who trained with Sanford Meisner, Wynn Handman, Bill Hickey and Stella Adler. She cut her teeth working in off-Broadway theatres such as Playwright’s Horizons, Theatre for the New City, La Mama, Etc. and The Medicine Show. As Founding Artistic Director of the former HEIJERA productions, Greenberg presented over 15 original solo and ensemble works at various venues including Sushi, COCO, Bumbershoot, Barnsdall Art Theatre, LACE, The Carpenter Art Center, LA Women’s Theatre Festival, Huntington Beach Art Center and On the Boards. Aimee is a recipient of multiple awards including: the Rockefeller/Asian Cultural Council fellowship, Seattle Original Works, Very Special Arts, Los Angeles Women’s Foundation, Susan B. Komen Award and The Los Angeles Endowment. Aimee has taught performance technique, theatre and film studies at international conservatories and universities such as: JAMU, UCSD, CSLA, CSUSM and SDSU.

Julia Giolzetti (Beth/Mother) recently returned to her hometown of San Diego after over a decade in New York City. For 2 years and almost 400 shows she performed Off-Broadway, occasionally whilst drunk, with the New York Times Critic’s Pick Drunk Shakespeare. Other New York theatre credits include over 15 Shakespeare plays, world premieres of American Soldiers (Theater for the New City), T. A. B. (HERE Arts Center), and PINK! (Workshop Theatre). Her work in PINK! was nominated for a New York Innovative Theatre Award. With the all-female Shakespeare ensemble the Tempest Ladies, she toured Istanbul, Turkey twice both performing and leading acting workshops. BFA: NYU Tisch. www.JuliaGiolzetti.com

Quote from Aimee Greenberg, the Director/Alida:

“Similar to the invasive nature of memory, Jennifer Haley’s Breadcrumbs shifts from present tense to past and back again without warning. Through the deliberately clunky and childlike frame of fairy tale, the viewer enters the dynamic yet deteriorating mind of the protagonist, Alida.  Blurring the lines between past and present, biography and fiction, this story within a story takes the viewer inside the labyrinth of memory and childhood trauma through haunting and mirrored imagery and text.  I’m honored to present Breadcrumbs, an important play, which shines a light on the tragic effects of a brilliant mind dimmed by dementia”.

Quote from Julia Giolzetti/Beth/Mother:

“Breadcrumbs offers a refreshing approach to narrative storytelling. It is ultimately up to the audience to decide if the scenes they witness truly happened in the way in which they are portrayed, since the characters are unreliable narrators. Haley does a great job making Beth both sympathetic and suspicious. It’s a great challenge exploring the similarities and differences between Beth and the Mother, two sides of the same coin”.

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS for Breadcrumbs are $25-$30 and are available at  either fruitlessmoon.ticketleap.com, fruitlessmoontheatreworks.org or at the door. Sponsorships, fundraising opportunities, performance buyouts and/or group tickets (10 or more) are available. Email fruitlessmoon@gmail.com, call 408-398-5940 or email sjfcommunications@gmail.com or for more information.

SCHEDULE: February 24 – March 12, 2017. Breadcrumbs performances are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm. Sunday Matinee performances February 26, March 5 and March 12, at 4:00 pm. Preview/Pay what you can: Thursday, February 23th, 8:00 pm.  Cast/Mental health professional talkback after matinee performances.


The La Jolla Commons Theatre, 1216 Cave Street, La Jolla, California 92037 (Corner of Ivanhoe Avenue). Street parking and public parking spaces on Cave, Ivanhoe and nearby vicinity.

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Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications – 408-398-5940 – or

email at sjfcommunications@gmail.com or fruitlessmoon@gmail.com.

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Breadcrumbs  is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Based in San Diego, fruitlessmoon theatreworks is committed to producing original and established works in both traditional and unconventional spaces.  Since 2013, Artistic Director Aimee Greenberg has challenged audiences with bold staging, poetic language and uncompromising vision.  Recent productions: Light Falling Down (with Oceanside Theatre Company), Occupy the Rice Fields, (presented at Space 4 Art and North Coast Rep) and A  Midsummer Night’s Dream in Zoro Garden, Balboa Park and Waiting for Godot at White Box Live Arts.

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