Olivia O'Hare as Beatrice, a fox who is also a human. Photo by Kelly O'Hare.
Brought to life by performers/movement artists Errin Delperdang, Kelly Hasandras, and Olivia O'Hare, the play features strange exercises, dance numbers, and wild animals. We are describing it like this:
They start with a dance then exhaust themselves further. They are led by a human who is also a fox named Beatrice. Aaron and Charlie drink water, do burpees, transform into wild animals, and unfold pieces of paper the fox keeps handing them, confronting the most difficult moment they can't bury.
Errin Delperdang ("Aaron"), Kelly Hasandras ("Charlie"), and Olivia O'Hare ("Beatrice"). Photo by Kelly O'Hare.
As always, it is a delight to work with these three artists and I have been moved by their creativity, imagination, intelligence, bravery, and generosity. They breathed into the words on the page, freeing them into the air, shaping them into dance. They are all three as good as it gets.
Big thank yous also to the excellent staff and crew of FronteraFest, whose hard work is delivered gracefully and with unfailing support.
Continued thank yous to Deborah Bradshaw and Chris Totora for inviting me to participate in Play in Day at Cumberland County College, and that project's participants for which this play was originally written.
Errin Delperdang ("Aaron") and Kelly Hasandras ("Charlie"). Photo by Kelly O'Hare.
You can find more information about the performance, including tickets, here.
Best wishes as well to all the participants of FronteraFest, may your experience be magical and memorable.