By Aidaa Peerzada
Directed by Lisa Quoresimo
GFTF - Off the Page reading series
Shining and Spark, son and daughter of Helios, God who moves the sun, and Clymene, Daughter of the Ocean, have a lot of questions. Are their parents really who they say they are? Why do boys have to go to school, and why isn’t Spark allowed to spark? This riff on the myth of the phaeton and the beginning of Ovid’s metamorphosis questions the status quo, in some places with subtle lyricism, but at other times with broad, comical, and oh-so-satisfying strokes.
Plays in the OFF THE PAGE series present at the middle stage of their development process. These plays are ready for their first exposure to a public audience, with a lightly staged, book-in-hand performance focusing on the how the script works in front of an audience without yet integrating full production and design elements.For the playwright, this vital step may often provide the first opportunity to receive feedback from a public audience, and frequently leads to pivotal development breakthroughs. OFF THE PAGE audience members have the chance play a critical role in the journey forward for the project.
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