...And The Two Romeos
Character Breakdown: 3M, 2F
Set/Technical: All the actors play mulitple roles (there are twenty characters) except for the actress playing Stacy. Unit set of moonterrain and furniture that floats in and out to create various settings.
A memory play where Stacy - a woman now in her thirties - looks back and relives the tragedy that altered the trajectory of her life; the two fifteen year old boys who were in love with her at thirteen killed themselves, leaving her to suffer the consequences and the media's distortions of the event. The piece is seamless, switching fluidly in time between the genesis of the trio's relationship, the aftermath of the pact and Stacy's current romantic relationship with Nick - who was integral in her story becoming such a media sensation.
In addressing the question of what really happened some scenes have a sense of distortion and shifting points of view: the memories of a distraught teenage girl, the town's perception of who she has become, the media reportage and television movie sensationalized portrayal of her parents. Stacy tries to banish the ghosts of Richard and Fin who plague her as she moves into her adult years. She struggles in her relationship with Nick - having chosen him because he was a link to her adolescence she is now faced with having a child with him. And she wonders, should someone with her legacy of tragedy have a child? Stacy must banish her ghosts in order to find out.
*Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey New Play Weekend December 2004, directed by James Gloughman
*Rattlestick Theatre's 2004 EXPOSURE FESTIVAL - directed by Kent Nicholson
*The Lark Theatre in NYC
*Noteworthy Reading Series, Theatre of NOTE in LA - directed by Kent Nicholson
*Noteworthy Reading Series, Theatre of NOTE in LA - directed by Inger Tudor
*Finalist: Sonoma Rep Playwriting contest.
*Semi-finalist: the O'Neill Theatre conference.