7/13/2016 1 Comment
That Which Isn't... Is
In addition to my ongoing labors at Elsinore (tickets still available!), I've begun rehearsals for That Which Isn't, the new play from the mighty Matthew Freeman, directed by Kyle Ancowitz and featuring Moira Stone and David DelGrosso (all under the watchful eye of stage manager Jodi Witherell, without whom we'd be lost, utterly).
Here's the blurb (I play Marcus):
Seeking neutral ground, Helen and James drive out of the city to an open field on a moonlit evening. From sunset to sunrise, they confront their past together and attempt to forge a possible future. Years later, Helen and Marcus meet for dinner in Los Angeles to discover if shared history constitutes common ground. In two spare acts, That Which Isn't explores the limits of forgiveness and the way we remember those we've left behind.
I've been a fan of the Freeman/Ancowitz/DelGrosso battery for some time now, and my history with Stone is long and fruitful. And, of course, I did a reading of an earlier draft of the play (with the same cast) at New Dramatists last year, so I already knew that this thing promised to be hilarious and heart-breaking in equal measure. What I was less prepared for was exactly how warm and collaborative and --yes-- fun an experience it would be to manifest what is, frankly, a most uncomfortable dinner with Moira's character.
If you're able, please consider supporting this production with your tax-deductible donation. And, please, get your tickets sooner rather than later - it's a fairly short run (August 11-20), and I don't think you'll want to miss it.
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This is where Mick O'Brien writes stuff down. Often about the theatre he's doing, sometimes about the theatre he's seeing. But sometimes just about his kids or his cat. Plus krautrock, probably.