Rosa Red

By Laura Christina Dunn with excerpts from the writing of Rosa Luxemburg.
Music by Laura Christina Dunn with "Sunrise/Sunset" by Monica and Ron Metzler
Choreographed by Rebekah Stiles
Art Direction and Costumes by Alley Pezanoski Browne
Music Director/ Production Liason: Kyle Huth
Technical Director: Xander Atwood
Production Assistant: John Bruner
Rosa Luxemburg: Melia Tichenor
Sophie Liebknecht: Laura Dunn
Karl Liebknecht: Eli Ronick
Leo Jogisches: John Bruner
Dancers: Rebekah Stiles, Maya Seidel, Hayley Hessler, and Emily Thomas


From the creators of Frankenstein: A Cabaret, The Broken Planetarium presents a musical based on the letters the revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg wrote from prison the year before she was murdered. The play juxtaposes the lives of two women: the revolutionary Luxemburg and the recipient of her letters, Sophie Liebknecht, a housewife and mother. Through the playful banter of these two characters, original folk music, and playwright Laura Christina Dunn’s lyric treatment of Luxemburg’s life story, the play examines the two women’s vastly different scopes of life yet deep friendship, asking the question, how do we remain connected in a world that we want so much to change?


Full Production Dates

In honor of May Day:

  • Thursday, May 3rd @ 8:00
  • Friday, May 4th @ 8:00
  • Saturday, May 5th @ 8:00
  • Sunday, May 6th @ 2:00
  • Friday, May 11th @ 10:00
  • Saturday, May 12th @ 8:00

Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton Street
Portland, OR 97202


Past Dates

Staged Reading during the Fertile Ground Festival:

  • Jan 20 @ 4pm
  • Jan 21 @ 2pm
  • Jan 24, 25 @ 8pm