Thursday, November 20, 2008

Upcoming: Still Fountains, A Diptych, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, November 29 - December 14

Update: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin's pre-openng piece in the Statesman's XL supplement, November 27

received November 19:

Still Fountains
at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre

Opening Nov 29 and playing through Dec 14, Still Fountains is 2 short plays (HIGHWAY HOME and THEM) about 8 people trapped in the circular logic of family. What happens when desire, love, homophobia, racism, and politics mix with a deep longing for home? A diptych of one-acts by Michael Mitchell, directed by Katie Pearl

4 people circle each other on the terrace of the family home playing a dangerous game of uncertain rules. When the barbed witticisms, sharp legalese, and emotional land mines mix with unwelcome vulnerability attempted honesty, match point becomes breaking point. The game ends and the players are as they began: a fractured family stuck on the terrace of a crumbling house with a fountain that hasn't worked for years.

"we don't use names at the fountain"
A hook-up at a public fountain turns from expected cat-and-mouse game into unexpected connection as two men accidentally uncover each other's deepest longing. are you one of them? do you like me? do you want to come home with me? do i want to go home with you? are you my home? could i finally have found family here, at the fountain, after all?

Benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Fusebox Festival.

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