Part of the Corkscrew Festival, "Six Years Old" is a comic and poignant play reflecting back on the wild fantasies and serious desires of queer childhood.
From the show:
Adalaide is six years old, and she knows a few things: her stupid babysitter Kim is stupid, her younger brother Dewey is a naked mole rat, the film Godzilla expresses the paranoid id of the nuclear age, and she does NOT like being treated like a girl. Though Kim takes Adalaide’s frustrations seriously and tries to offer support, Adalaide’s family and peers discourage her, leaving her to seek out dangerous measures in order to transform into who she was born to be (her hero, Han Solo). Six Years Old, by Sam Silbiger, is a comic and poignant play reflecting back on the wild fantasies and serious desires of queer childhood.
"There is a sweetness only slightly diluted by tartness to Sam Silbiger's brand new 'Six Years Old,' one of the plays in this year's Corkscrew Theater Festival at the Paradise Factory in the East Village. Six Years Old is a gem of a play, its facets polished by the director Helen Handelman."