I had the honor of having my full-length drama, Orchid Child, included in the 2014 Playwrights Revolution at Sacramento's Capital Stage Theatre. Wonderful actors and an enthusiastic audience made the first public performance of Orchid Child outside Denver a resounding success.
I now have the added good fortune of Orchid Child being presented as part of And Toto Too Theatre Company's 2016 reading series.
It's an interesting experience to take something off of the shelf and revisit it a few years later. You so easily see the changes in your artistic vision, sensibilities, and knowledge as you react to the pages you wrote seemingly lifetimes ago. The version that will appear on stage later this month includes completely new scenes, reworked characters, and a slightly different story to tell than in the play's original incarnation. And it has been a wonderful process - embracing changes, letting go of "darlings" that don't work anymore, and venturing into new territory with old friends. A blossoming indeed.
Violent and unpredictable, Ada is the child of your nightmares. Would she turn out differently if her teenage parents could give her away to the “right” family? Watch two possible futures unfold for Ada, and consider whether or not nurture can really overcome nature.
Hope to see you there!
- Date & Time: Wednesday, October 26th, 6:30 p.m.
- Place: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver
- Food & Drink: The Merc is a full service bar & restaurant, so come early to enjoy a great meal
- Reservations: TICKETS-FREE; RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. CALL 720-583-3975 (We do ask that you purchase something from the venue as they are donating the space)