by Henry Naylor

directed by Brendan Ragan

Regional Premiere

November 17 - December 17, 2017

Tillie and Samira were born 175 years apart, but their parallel stories eerily mirror one another across generations. Tillie is a Victorian pioneer woman sent to Afghanistan to fulfill wifely duties for an officer of the British Raj, while Samira is a Muslim schoolgirl who runs away to Syria to become the jihadi bride of an ISIS fighter. Both are confronted with tragedy in war-torn lands as they face the oppressive realities of their male-dominated landscapes.


Approximately 70 minutes, no intermission.


Content Disclaimer: Contains adult content.

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues.



Kate Berg


Mari Vial-Golden*


Brendan Ragan

Summer Wallace

Henry Naylor

Brendan Ragan

Amanda LaForge

Ryan Finzelber

Harry Lipstein

Daniel Kelly

Alison Gensmer

Mark Beach

Aiden Juge

Artistic Director

Artistic Director



Production Stage Manager

Scenic & Lighting Design

Assistant Director

Projection & Sound Design

Costume Design

Master Carpenter

Assistant Stage Manager

*member of Actor's Equity Association

"An increasingly gripping series of brief and intersecting monologues...Echoes continues Urbanite’s strength at staging plays that engage and provoke audiences."

-Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Full Review)

"The searing tension builds in a tortuous manner, slow and sustained until it ultimately explodes in a violent crescendo. Echoes is equally introspective and riveting."

-Bradenton Times (Full Review)

"It can still surprise even a regular theatergoer how seemingly simple it can be to relate an affecting story onstage, with just one or two characters, a bare minimum of props, movement or visuals. That’s the case with Urbanite's high-impact production of Echoes."

-Sarasota Magazine (Full Review)

"The mission of Urbanite Theatre is provocative theater, and with this play they have one of their strongest productions ever."

-Talkin' Broadway (Full Review)



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