Chelsea Herrema as Alice
Nick Milbratz as Dan
Sarah LaJoye Milbratz as Anna
Dustin Wilfert as Larry
Director: Kylie C. Piette
Stage Manager: Andrea Thiel
TICKETS are $12.00; $10.00 for students and seniors (with id). General Seating.
SouthSide Theater Company –
Andrew Williams (Executive Director); Kylie C. Piette (Artistic Director); Sarah LaJoye Milbratz (Managing Director); Erin Kacos (Artistic Associate)
Synopsis: Dan is a writer who wants to finish a novel, but in the meantime supports himself by writing obituaries. One day he chances upon Alice, a beautiful young “waif,” working as a stripper, when he sees her get hit by a car. Alice immediately falls for Dan, and gives him her love without reservation. Dan is initially enchanted with Alice, and returns her affection, but while she inspires him to write his novel (based on her life), her neediness begins to wear on him. Anna is a photographer who is hired to take a publicity portrait of Dan; Dan is attracted to her easy confidence, and while the two of them flirt, Anna soon (inadvertently through Dan's playful machinations) meets Larry, a dermatologist, and marries him. Dan can't get Anna out of his mind even though she's married, and the two become lovers, but Dan is frustrated by the fact that Anna is reluctant to leave Larry for him. The play examines truth, perception as influenced by an individual’s nature, and the interplay between love, romance, and sexual intimacy as they are affected by and affect that truth and percpetion.
Please note there is frank sexual discussion and some sexual display in this play.