by Joshua Conkel
September 8 - 25, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m.
at the Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Avenue (click for map)
Tickets: $15-25 - Buy online
Meet Emory, an 11-year-old boy who lives on a farm with his chain-smoking Nanna and his only friend, a giant chicken named Linda. Nanna wishes Emory would put that barbie down, stop choreographing elaborate dance numbers and act more like a boy. Elliot, the bully down the road, wishes the parasitic twin living inside him would stop making him do awful things. Linda wishes she could pursue a career as a stand-up comedian instead of a main course meal. And Emory… he just wants to reach for the stars!
Shrewd Productions is proud to present this wickedly funny, delightfully strange and decidedly shrewd exploration of sex, gender, growing up - and how we fight to be who we are, no matter what.
Shrewd's production of MilkMilkLemonade in September of 2010 received 5 Austin Theatre Examiner nominations and 4 Austin Critics' Table nominations, winning Best Supporting Actress for Shannon Grounds and receiving a special citation award for Amelia Turner's makeup design. MilkMilkLemonade is directed by Jason Hays and stars Chris Hejl, Joe Hartman, Chris Humphrey, Shannon Grounds and Mike Slefinger, with set design by Nick Renaud, lights by Jon Derrington, sound by Bryan Schneider, makeup by Amelia Turner, choregraphy by Sharon Sparlin and costumes by Pam Friday.
“In this Shrewd Productions rendition of Joshua Conkel's play, the actors put themselves on the line, and the story stays with you after you leave."
- Barry Pineo - Austin Chronicle, "Top 10 Most Memorable Locally Produced Live Performance Offerings That I Chanced To See in 2010"
“by far the most non-stop hilarious show I have seen in a very, very long time."
- Olin Meadows, AustinOnstage.com
“A bizarre, but beautiful, journey into the world of youth...one of the most original, but delightful plays to hit the scene in some time“
- Ryan Johnson, Austin Theatre Examiner
"a touching and charismatic romp through childhood dreams and disillusions“