THE SQUIRREL PLAYS
"There’s only one thing you need to know about newlyweds Tom and Sarah: They are definitely not “squirrel people.” Not that they judge, of course. So when they discover a critter in their attic, they’re faced with a marriage-testing decision: To exterminate, or not to exterminate? But the squirrels aren’t only invading Tom and Sarah’s home. They’ve infested the whole neighbourhood. This time, the issue doesn’t only tear Sarah and Tom apart. It threatens the peace of an entire community." - Part of the Main Productions
Welcome to the world of THE SQUIRREL PLAYS, where the babies are squirrels, the bodies are houses, and the abortions are 'exterminations'. I play opposing roles, starting as the Exterminator and then switching to pro-squirrel-lifer Alice. Mia's written an amazing series of metaphor plays that give every view a voice, and encourages open conversation. As an American living abroad, it's especially awesome to get to collaborate with other North American expats along with English and European artists on this play that so thoroughly investigates a culture I've been separated from for the past few years. Not to mention it's funny as hell.
Our first run of performances is at Wandsworth Arts Fringe, and then we'll do a FULL RUN at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (links and all to come). Hope to see you there!