Theater Company’s One-Woman Play Premiering at Alameda Point

We Players The one-woman play The Keepers will run at Alameda Point through June 26.

Theater Company’s One-Woman Play Premiering at Alameda Point

The nationally acclaimed theatrical production company, We Players, will premiere its newest play, The Keeper, Friday, May 27 at Alameda Point in the courtyard of Building 16 at the corner of West Essex Drive and Saratoga Street.

This one-woman show about a female lighthouse keeper features artistic director Ava Roy as Caretta Caretta, the keeper of a lighthouse in limbo, somewhere in the abyss of sea and sky. As the audience follows Caretta through her days caring for the light and its house, witnessing and learning the rules of this absurd place, they discover that the only remedy for seeping existential doubt is a magical solution.

The play has been characterized as “a celebration of the small and vast,” and “an absurd and joyful drama.”

The Keepers is inspired by many true stories of historical female lighthouse keepers. The show “explores the comfort we can find in custom and the softness and ease in seclusion,” according to the play’s website. The play is an original idea conceived by Roy and co-created and co-written by We Players’ Associate Producer Britt Lauer.

The play will run for five weeks (until June 26) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Friday and Saturday shows are at 6:30 p.m., while Sunday shows will begin at 4:30 p.m.

The City of Alameda and Hangar 1 Distillery are sponsoring the play’s run at Alameda Point.

The San Francisco-based We Players theatrical company was founded in 2000. They create site-integrated performances that transform public spaces into realms of participatory theatre to engage with history and the environment, build community, and activate personal relationships with place. We Players’ goal is to encourage audiences to explore and make sense of the world around them, creating work that meets the moment. We Players has received several “Best of Bay” awards from SF Weekly.

We Players has partnered with the National Parks Service, San Francisco Parks Department, San Francisco National Maritime Museum, and more to produce many plays in public spaces. Other We Player shows include a two-women adaptation of Mother Lear and an adaptation of Caesar Maximus.

To purchase tickets to The Keeper, visit People that identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color can purchase tickets under a “pay as you will” format (We Players believes in the importance of inclusivity). To purchase these tickets, visit All ticket sales are final and cannot be exchanged or refunded.

The Keeper is 80 to 90 minutes in length and is suitable for children of all ages. Masks are recommended. For more information, visit or email media contact/associate producer Britt Lauer,

We Players   Artistic director Ava Roy plays Caretta Caretta, the keeper of a lighthouse in limbo.