Feat: Marisa Emma Smith and Photo: Anina Greenfield
Three monologues, four musicians, one coffee shop. Staged in Granville Island's Agro Café, the production melded live music and coffee with three monologues (The Susan Smith Tapes, Tight Rope and Letter from a Soldier: My Name is Aslam), each unveiling the personal perspectives behind widely publicized news stories. Letter From a Soldier: My Name is Aslam was written by New York playwright and journalist Deborah Victoroff. The play was about a soldier's experience in Afghanistan. The Susan Smith Tapes, by Quebec playwright RM Vaughn, was based on the true story of a young woman in South Carolina who murdered her two children in 1994. Tight Rope was by local emerging playwright/performer Alicia Novak. The play explored the trials of the life of an online call girl.
"It’s no secret; the young cast is extremely talented... The pleasant sound of a live musician onstage playing pre-show and throughout makes this an entertaining event from the moment you walk in the door. These guys have it going on!"