Galilee by Christine Evans, presented by Azuka Theatre

Azuka Theatre is presenting the world premiere of “Galilee” by Christine Evans, directed by Rebecca May Flowers, until May 21.

Galilee, a play written by Christine Evans and directed by Azuka’s Co-Artistic Director Rebecca May Flowers, will be presented by Azuka Theatre to conclude their 2022/2023 season. The Proscenium Theatre at The Drake in Philadelphia will host the production from May 4 to May 21, 2023.

The story takes place in a small town on the Great Barrier Reef where mining companies boom and sea temperatures increase. A marine biology student returns home to save her family’s business after a new hybrid shark is spotted in the harbor. Despite her fear of water, she uses dry humor to navigate the personalities of her eclectic town. The residents must fight, flee, or adapt to the changing environment.


Galilee has a talented cast of actors, including Zoe Nebraska Feldman as Carol, D’Arcy Dersham as Mardy, David Bardeen as Jimmy, Ryane Nicole Studivant as Jemima, and Adam Howard as Harry.

Azuka’s Co-Artistic Director, Rebecca May Flowers is the play’s Director. Flowers discovered the play in 2017 while attending a reading at the PlayPenn Conference and was immediately drawn to it. Unfortunately, despite her desire to produce it then, her plans were stalled due to the pandemic. However, having since joined Azuka as Co-Artistic Director, she was able to bring the production to the stage.

Rebecca May Flowers

Gal Christine Evans is a 90-minute show with no intermission, suitable for audiences aged 13 and above. All performances operate under a “pay what you decide” model. This production is part of Azuka’s first season under new Co-Artistic Directors Rebecca May Flowers and Reva Stover, and it’s the first season where they will direct a show in their new role. Additionally, Azuka will bring back post-performance programming for the first time since the pandemic while maintaining the “Pay What You Decide” ticketing model, which has supported the community for seven seasons.

You had me at Hybrid Sharks.


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