A city-based folk singer is on a quest to discover the secrets surrounding the death of her parents. More…
In a small West Virginia mining town during the summer of 1967, Sam, a New York City folk singer, mysteriously arrives and becomes stranded at a remote roadside tavern called Sea of Souls. As she becomes familiar with the locals, a quest begins to uncover long-buried secrets surrounding the puzzling deaths of her parents years before. Haunting, humorous and heartbreaking, this world premiere play by San Diego's acclaimed ion theatre company features original music and songs.
"A witty, fast-paced play about friendship, loyalty, and accepting the past...The play concentrates on the the sororal relationships of the hardworking, dedicated women of the town, and still relevant themes like violence against women and the individual and community impact of returned military service people. The characters are vivid and the performances were solid." Full Review
See it if you want to see a heavy-handed, derivative, unpleasant work. I had to leave at intermission.
Don't see it if you want reality-based theater to hold up the mirror intelligently Maybe plot threads got resolved, but I had no interest in finding out.