Hurricane Diane

STARTS JUN 16, 2023

By Madeleine George
Directed by Jennifer King


Carol just wants her house to have the kind of gardening magazine worthy curb appeal that will be the envy of her New Jersey cul-de-sac. But then the Greek God Dionysus returns in the guise of a butch gardener named Diane, hell bent on reversing climate change and restoring earthly order by seducing a band of mortal followers. Can Diane win Carol away from her devotion to curb appeal? Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George pens a hilarious evisceration of the blind eye we all turn to climate change and the bacchanalian catharsis that awaits us, even in our own backyards.

Madeleine George "whirls ancient myth, lesbian pulp, ecological thriller and The Real Housewives of Monmouth County into a perfect storm of timely tragicomedy." — New York Times



HURRICANE DIANE had its New York City Premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2019 through a co-Production between WP Theater’s Lisa McNulty, Producing Artistic Director; Michael Sag, Managing Director; and the New York Theatre Workshop’s Jim Nicola, Artistic Director; Jeremy Blocker, Managing Director.
HURRICANE DIANE was commissioned and originally produced by Two River Theatre John Dias, Artistic Director; and Michael Hurst, Managing Director.


Post Show Discussions
Please join us for a discussion of Aurora's production of Hurricane Diane by Madeleine George, hosted after the show on the select days listed below. Discussions will be led by Aurora staff or members of the Creative Team, who may be joined by the actors, director, community members, or local storytellers.

Friday, June 23
Tuesday, June 27
Friday, June 30
Wednesday, July 5
Thursday, July 13