Photo: Courtesy of PlayGround. Back To Earth with Stacy Ross, Brian Herndon, & Elena Wright.
Video: Courtesy of PlayGround. Back to Earth directed by Barbara Oliver. Brian Herndon as Hal, Stacy Ross as Katie.
As Daphne and Gary make love, they spar over the power of mind vs. body, thought vs. feeling, cat vs. mouse.
". . .wittily blends aesthetics with sexual tease. A scantily clad beauty ruminates on John Berger's theories on nudes while pointedly ignoring her naked lover . When he responds in song, she turns the tables in a comically devastating twist." -- Robert Hurwitt,
". . . intimate and nuanced as they deal with the complications of love, vulnerability and loneliness." -- Sonia Fernandez
Casting: 1W, 1M
Production: Best of PlayGround Festival, 2009, directed by Amy Mueller
Staged Reading: Monday Night PlayGround, 2009, directed by Delia McDougall
"A new legend is created in Evelyn Jean Pine's Simple and Elegant. With the style and feel of a favorite childhood storybook, Evy tells us a story of two sisters who live in a magical world where fish possess the power of speech. Though resembling the shape and sound of a fairy tale, Evy's play provokes further thought with an unconventional happily-ever-after." -- Celine Delcayre
Casting: 2W, 1M
Length: 10 minutes
Production: PlayGround Festival of New Works, 2013, Dir. Tracy Ward.
Staged reading: Monday Night PlayGround, Berkeley Rep, 2012, Dir. Nancy Carlin.
Coeus and Creos, old, infirm, and forgotten, can agree on only one thing: old age is hell, but it does endow one with that most potent of all superpowers — invisibility. Can the twins collaborate to use their superpower to outsmart the magnificent Hades and destroy the god of the underworld? And if they succeed in this impossible scheme, will any of their brethren recognize them, remember them, and join with them to bring down the Olympic Empire?