Vernal & Sere Theatre - Hurricane Season

  • Oct 7 - 23, 2022
  • The Windmill Arts Center

    2823 Church Street
    East Point, Georgia 30344
Ticket Price $25.00-$60.00 This event is now over


In this world-premiere play set against a backdrop of news headlines and pornography,  a husband and wife each become entangled in extra-marital affairs with young people eerily resembling their own likeness. At turns bewildering, gut-wrenching, hilarious, and expressionistic, the play is a peculiar exploration of human desire in chaotic times. 

The ensemble-based, movement-driven Vernal & Sere Theatre returns to the Windmill Arts Center to begin its 2022-2023 residency season with this world-premiere production written and directed by founding company member Sawyer Estes. Following their enthusiastic, experimental adaptations of Alfred Jarry’s UBU and Luis Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel, the company is pleased to showcase a more pared down, naturalistic approach to theatre making with a melancholic piece concerned with issues of erotic love, climate change, and self-identity.

“Staring too long at the tree gives one a feeling of vertigo
As the circles begin to twist and pulse
And the central point goes hurtling.”

Cast: Erin Boswell, Pascal Portney, Melissa Rainey, and Sam Ross. 
Hurricane / Tree Vocals: Kathrine Barnes

Written & Directed by: Sawyer Estes
Movement Director & AD: Erin O'Connor
Lighting Designer: Lindsey Sharpless
Sound Design and Audio Engineering: Zach Halaby and Kacie Willis
Featuring Music by: Matt Meade and Erastus McCart of The Conditions; Josh Stewart
Special Effects Designer: Kathrine Barnes
Set Designer: Josh Oberlander
Scenic Artists: Wanda Creech, Mitch Butler, Sam Ross, and Bret Brammer
Intimacy Direction: Daniela Santiago
Projection and Videography: Hannah Alline and Matthew Shively
Costume Designer: Erin O'Connor
Props Master: Kathrine Barnes
Stage Manager: Lindsey Sharpless
Poster & Graphic Design: Mimms Cross

This production utilizes strobe lights. 

Adult language, appearance of a toy prop firearm, sexual content, partial nudity, discussion of incest, depictions of self-harm and mutilation, fake blood, and suicidal ideation.

For more information, please contact us directly at and we will be happy to discuss the show in further detail with you.


Running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes with one 13-minute pre-show and one 10-14-minute intermission.

We've had many people ask how they can do and give more in support of our work, our livelihoods, and keep the cost of tickets affordable to all regardless of income.

Keeping theatre accessible and sustainable is a core value of ours as well. To achieve that end, we are proud to offer a new sliding scale ticket model for our production of Hurricane Season.

Limited quantities for each price point are available. Please choose the option which best reflects your need. We believe in a kind of pay-what-you-can ticketing model and are intent on working towards this within the Atlanta theatre scene.

If you are experiencing financial hardship and cannot meet these costs, don't let this prevent you from seeing the show. Email us at and we will be happy to work through your situation.


All members of the performing company and crew of Hurricane Season are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 and are tested regularly. For the safety of our cast, crew and community, we strongly encourage our audience members to wear masks during performances. Audience masking protocols for October 2022 will be evaluated on a monthly basis as we continue to monitor the state of COVID-19. Please check back at our ticketing site for any updates prior to attending your scheduled performance, or feel free to reach out to us at

Date & Time

Oct 7 - 23, 2022

Venue Details

The Windmill Arts Center

2823 Church Street
East Point, Georgia 30344 The Windmill Arts Center
Vernal & Sere Theatre


Vernal & Sere Theatre is an ensemble-based company driven by the desire to create imaginative, difficult theatre that addresses current issues and traditional modes of interpretation through performance that experiments with language and movement while reaching for the sublime, the profane, and the outright ambiguous.


We are drawn to work both classical and new that straddles the line between vernal and sere, fertility and barrenness, sacred and profane, happiness and grief. We ask our audiences to plunge headfirst into the void between such polarities and then reorient themselves to the difficult reality of being. It is our firm belief that such an act expands thought, deepens empathy, and reinvigorates one to life. Our audience’s willingness to brave this potentially treacherous journey makes our work possible. In fact, we live for the deep, profound relationships that we build with audiences at our shows: it is the most life affirming thing that we do.

Vernal & Sere is proud to be included as a company in residence at The Windmill Arts Center.

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