Flux Sunday, August 14th

(What is Flux Sunday?)

Our first Flux Sunday back from the retreat had a smaller turn out, but that allowed us to do an exciting thing. We staged and shared four plays: two in the first hour and a half, and two in the second. This led to a bunch of rushed choices, but all together the experience was, well, a rush. It’s not everyday, after all, that one is able to play a rolling Oedipus, a cop fighting organ theft, and a political activist clown in three hours.

Playwrights: Larry Kunofsky (Tragedy on Ecstasy), Kristen Palmer (Bridgeport), August Schulenburg (Jane the Plain), Adam Szymkowicz (Market)

Directors: Heather Cohn, Marielle Duke, Leigh Hile

Actors: Carissa Cordes, Kitty Lindsay, Anna Lamadrid, Alisha Spielmann, Melissa Herion, Kathryn Lawson, Isaiah Tanenbaum

Highlights included:

-Anna tearing it up as Donna in Kristen’s Bridgeport, not to mention the thrill of Larry’s spellcasting. I’m very excited to see how these fanciful and gritty threads weave together.

-The whole Tragedy on Ecstasy cast, which embodied the Flux Sunday spirit of “let’s just go for it.”

-Melissa’s chilling Clarissa, and Carissa as her hapless (puppet) victim in Adam’s Market. I also loved Heather’s use of the space (and Ann’s scene changing shakers!)

-Kristen Palmer as Scotty the Hotty. ‘Nuff said.

If you were there, what did you walk away with?

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