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28.4.11

Elemeno Pea

by Molly Smith Metzler

I really enjoyed this play.

I won't say too much about it, because the version I read is not the final draft, but Molly Smith Metzler is a playwright to watch out for. Elemeno Pea debuted at this season's Humana Festival and I so wish I could have seen it!

Basic story: Two sisters - one is working as a live-in exec. asst. to a rich lady who has marital problems, the other sister comes to visit - history comes up that causes drama in the present.

Metzler's voice feels fresh - she creates very modern characters who feel things deeply, and while this piece has incredibly dramatic scenes, the overall feel is comedic.

I am gonna go hunt for more of her plays now.

Here's a great interview with Metzler: Playwrights' Perspective
More info on the Humana Festival: Louisville

Tomorrow's Play: Orange Flower Water by Craig Wright

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