Wednesday, June 21, 2017

[SIC] - Mesa Encore Theatre - August 4 - August 20, 2017

by Melissa James Gibson
Directed by Cody Goulder

In adjacent apartments that resemble nothing so much as broom closets with windows, the three young, ambitious neighbors of Melissa James Gibson’s [SIC] come together to discuss, flirt, argue, share their dreams, and plan their futures with unequal degrees of deep hopefulness and abject despair, all the while pushing the limits of their friendship to the max and demonstrating that language can be both an instrument of intimacy and a weapon of defense. Theo is a composer trying to create a heroic theme for an amusement park ride called the Thrill-o-Rama; Babette is a writer trying to finish—or even start—a book theorizing that temper tantrums are the major motivating force behind historical events; and Frank is a would-be auctioneer preparing for his future career by constantly practicing tongue twisters as “Sally sought some seeds to sow but sadly soon it snowed.” By exploring these questing lives in language that alternates between exhilarating structural inventiveness and loony comedy, poignant soul-searching and incisive analysis of the life that may actually exist beyond one’s four walls, Melissa James Gibson has created a unique play that is as witty and wise as it is stylistically groundbreaking and unexpected.

David Magadan- as Theo
Melody Knudson- as Babette
Chavez Benally- as Frank
Van Rockwell- as Airshaft man
Antoinette Martin-Hanson- as Airshaft woman

Friday and Saturday at 7:30
Sunday at 2:30

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