Man I have been a little overwhelmed, working on a couple of writing projects and my freelance editing (need to put those services up on this site: remind me!) and opening a show. Well: it hasn't opened yet, we're still in the muddy depths of tech week. But it does open this Thursday, September 24 , and runs through October 24 at Hyde Park Theatre, if you're near Austin and interested.
It's called The Quarry, by Greg Pierce, and it's about a crusty, antisocial New England widow--think Olive Kitteridge, if you read or saw that--whose decision to "off myself" gets derailed by mysterious events in the marble quarry she loves. The play begins as a quite funny comedy, turns a little heartbreaking, then wraps up with magical, surreal loveliness.
In some ways it's a play about following the vein that leads deep back into your own heart, where the vulnerable, abandoned girl you once were sits waiting for you to care for her again. Isn't that lovely, and moving, and hard to do?
Hard to even believe that girl is there. I think she is though.
Anyway! If you're around come see our show!
Oh by the way: we've put the Cabinet of Curiosities on hiatus for a while until the curators get their acts together. We'll be back.