These three short plays move along with dialog that’s beautifully natural, lyrical, and often surprisingly poetic. Even the tragic play contains kernels of wit, while the comedic stirs the mind to thought in the midst of hilarity. Players will find that their powers of connection, one to another, will be powerfully called upon, as the dialog always inextricably links them together.
The collection includes one tragedy, one noir fantasy, and one comedy: Winter Stars; To the Shadows We Return, and Auras in Suburbia.
• Winter Stars is a mythic tragedy that draws from Celtic lore, to tenderly explore climate change through the relationship of two tussling brothers who, yet, love one another deeply: the Holly King and the Oak King
• To the Shadows We Return is a noir fantasy that imagines friendship with a vampire hiding in plain sight at an old New York hotel
• Auras in Suburbia is a gentle comedy that features gopher hedges and a misunderstood middle-aged man who just might be right about Carl the gardener, or just might be totally wrong. Though his wife is definitely not amused, playgoers will find that Mr. Jefferson is very entertaining to listen to, as he makes his predictions about what the stars hold for the neighborhood!