Flux Sunday, July 24th
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Our last Flux Sunday before we leave on our 6th annual retreat was our biggest yet, and it's a shame to end that the momentum just as it was getting going (and yet, we're glad to go). We also finished Perse and Viva Fidel, two plays developed entirely at Flux Sundays.
Playwrights: Johnna Adams (Hued Moll), Havilah Brewster (Gary Indiana), Larry Kunofsky (Thanks for Having Me), August Schulenburg (Perse), Isaiah Tanenbaum (Viva Fidel)
Directors: Marielle Duke, Kitty Lindsay
Actors: David Crommett, Kathleen Wise, Ken Glickfeld, Kari Swenson Riely, Jen Kipley, Alisha Spielmann, Liz Douglas, Ryan Andes, Carissa Cordes, Gretchen Poulos, Becky Byers, Jane Taylor, Brian Pracht
-Brian brought the funny/sad to both Pablo in Viva Fidel and and Gary in Gary Indiana. He has the comic gift of taking things one degree too seriously, and brought it home with both roles.
-Kitty's direction found the perfect tone of Havliah's savage and lyrical absurdism in Gary Indiana (and David reminded us why he was so good in Johnna's play about terrible parents).
-Perhaps unsurprisingly, Ryan and Becky had some good chemistry in Larry's Thanks for Having Me.
-Kari and Jane dug into the painful end of Perse without shirking away, helping me find the moment of grace at the end of the play.
-The entire cast of Johnna's Hued Moll leaping whole-heartedly into accents, rhyming verse, and frantic disguises and reveals!
We ran over with all the material, so hopefully that will tide us until we're back two weeks from now. Until then, if you were there, what did you walk away with?