by Katharine Sherman
The Cutting Ball Theater
Rob Melrose, Artistic Director
February 5 - March 6, 2016

Directed by Rob Melrose
Set Design by Michael Locher
Costume Design by Megan Finley
Lighting Design by Heather Basarab
Original Music / Sound Design by Theodore Hulsker
Production Stage Management by Jane Troja

OndineJessica Waldman
HildebrandKenny Toll
IceDanielle O'Hare
RainMolly Benson
MistMarilet Martinez

"Ondine is one of the most memorable productions of the year. 

There's a fleeting quality about Ondine, like something sweet that dissolves on your tongue as soon as you taste it…But while it does last, it's honest and worthwhile and sometimes beautiful." 
– Adam Brinklow

SF Edge


Rob Melrose

Photos by Rob Melrose

Director • Translator • Playwright     

"Ondine‬ is a lyrical interplay of alchemical, emotional and culinary interactions with the rhythms of breath and the sea. 
Luxuriantly staged by Rob Melrose, and performed with athletic grace and playfully sensual intensity...densely poetic…an extended tone poem on love."  

-Robert Hurwitt

The San Francisco Chronicle

"Sherman has written a gem of a show.
[Ondine] has found the perfect setting under Rob Melrose’s direction in Cutting Ball’s cozy theater."
- Ilana Walder-Biesanz

Stark Insider