This evening of three one-act plays explores the particularities of womanhood and the hope of those who wait. More…
From the show:
FIXIN’ takes place at the bottom. Ruthy waits in abandoned supermarket parking lot everyday. Willa wants to know what a dog and their ex-foster mother/Madam, “Mama”, has to do with it.
GAMEPLAY is as much about the inane rules of Brooklyn dating/hookup culture as it is a cheeky, Scrabble-filled wink at Waiting for Godot.
WATER STRIDER / JESUS BUG was written in conversation with Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles.” In a 1965 NYC laundromat, Indie and Rhea are keeping secrets from each other for the first time in their unlikely friendship.
This play was a finalist for the 2017 Judith Barlow Prize by History Matters/Back to the Future, an organization dedicated to celebrating historic women’s plays.
See it if 3 one acts by a newer artist. If you want to see new works. Nifty little theater st Mark's downstairs.
Don't see it if The plot on all 3 are not always strong. Acting for most part is good but sporadic at times.
See it if you would enjoy new, young voices dealing with some age-old issues, presented in brief with limited staging that focuses on the discussion.
Don't see it if you are looking for fully developed drama - here the actors draw you to the situations and leave you with a lot to think about.
See it if you are intrigued by new work by women writers that explore issues relevant to today.
Don't see it if you dislike short works with limited breadth and weak production values.
See it if Three one-act plays with a unifying theme thread that ties together issues of the human/female conditions.
Don't see it if Basement theatre presenting fresh new voices is not your kind of theater.