Flux Sunday, January 31st

(What is Flux Sunday?)

Playwrights: Johnna Adams (The Anguisher), James Comtois (McTeague), Mary Fengar Gael (The Gallerist), Kristen Palmer (Sacrifice), Adam Szymkowicz (My Base and Scurvy Heart)

Directors: Heather Cohn, MFG, August Schulenburg

Actors: Amy Fitts, Brian Pracht, Alisha Spielmann, Isaiah Tanenbaum, Richard Watson, Nancy Franklin, Paula Roman, Ryan Andes, Cotton Wright, Becky Kelly

And then, after two Flux Sundays that pushed the time limit of 3 hours, we somehow how fit our best Flux Sunday in some time into 2 hours (there was a last minute space issue). Woosh!

Part of it was the quality of material – all the plays were strong. Part of it was directors and actors making good choices quickly. And part of it was that weird alchemy that sometimes is kind enough to bubble up mysteriously from the work.

Highlights included:
– Alisha Spielmann’s spirited turn as the hyper intelligent teen Emmie in Kristen’s Sacrifice
– James Comtois’ creep-inducing turn as the scarred but hungry Henry in Johnna’s The Anguisher
– Amy Fitts somehow completely believable channeling of a monkey in Mary’s The Gallerists
– Nancy Franklin’s adorably smitten Miss Baker in James’ McTeague – when will she and Old Grannis get together, damn it?!?
– Adam’s deliriously funny opening scene of his new pirate play, My Base and Scurvy Heart; which thankfully had Johnna as one of the fierce pirate lasses

Artists who attended, what were your favorite moments?

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