brightly colored image shows an illustration of a woman distorting into colorful echoes
From the poster art for "Alice and the Black Hole Blues"

JCHS play premiering in S.F., headed for Fringe Festival

the full view of the poster shows the image described above along with the title of the play rendered in hot pinkFifteen students at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay will be performing their original play, “Alice and the Black Hole Blues,” at the San Francisco school next week before taking it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in August.

The show, written and performed by the JCHS students, envisions a meeting between the title character in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and five women who have challenged societal assumptions about women and science — Hypatia, Marie Curie, Hedy Lamarr, Rosalind Franklin and Vera Rubin.

Development of the multimedia play exploring the power of women in STEM, directed by JCHS drama director Dylan Russell, began in the fall of 2016.

The show is at 7 p.m. May 16-18 at the JCHS Performing Arts Theater, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. Tickets are $10, or $5 for students. For more information, visit