YOUR VOICE. ON STAGE.
AC's ORIGINAL WORKS
An Original 1-Woman, 1-Act Play
written and directed by William Stanley
"I Think... Therefore I Burp"
TUESDAY, DEC. 11th at 7:30pm
in HCC's Blackbox Theatre
JONI FREEDOM LaCOUNT
in the persons of...
Ginger, Baby Ruth, Hermoine & Althea
Music by Phyllis Stanley
N O R E S E R V A T I O N S !
(tickets on sale in the lobby beginning at 7pm)!
... Burp in a Nutshell (Writer/director notes)
As the writer I know I’m expected to be able to summarize my work, however this could be an insurmountable challenge…which I will now attempt to surmount.
This began as a four character one woman show, and essentially remains such, however we (the actress Joni Freedom LaCount and I) began to suspect that all four characters are actually facets of the personality of one of the characters (Ginger) so the sub-title is Ginger’s Odyssey. The four characters/facets are Ginger, a sadder-but-wiser southern belle who at an early age was runner-up in an inner beauty pageant, and since then has been trying to recapture that inner beauty she once could see, Althea, a perpetual teenager who determined on her 16th birthday that she would not change her chronological age until she learned how to act her age, and as a result has been 16 for a number of years, Hermoine, the umpteen year old philosophy student who is trying to perfect her golf game while regaling innocent passersby with the story of her umpteen year long life and various bits of philosophical insight she has mined from her experiences, and finally; Baby Ruth, who is Ginger’s daughter from a former marriage, and whose birth is recreated during one of Ginger’s monologues in which she claims to remember being born as clearly as giving birth…as she describes the process of giving birth, she transitions into Baby Ruth…who has her own brand of philosophical insights to share.
- Bill Stanley