By Alan Kilpatrick
directed by Chris Davis
Location: Raue Center Cafe
Fleeing her past as a nurse’s aide at a nursing home in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Sissy Thorton visits her ex-lover, Darla who’s living in a trailer park in West Texas with her ex-husband Earl. Sissy hopes to rekindle their former romance as well as find refuge from her troubled past. But things get nasty when the topic turns to stolen jewelry and some elderly patients who died under mysterious circumstances at the retirement home where both Sissy and Darla were employed.
Alan Kilpatrick is the author some thirty plays which include: “LITTLE BIG HORN” PRODUCTION (TWO ACT COMEDY) 2009: (World Premiere) the VSA North Fourth Art Center/Theater in Albuquerque; “HELMUT” (TWO ACT COMEDY) READING: the Horse Trade Theater Company (New York); “BAD MILK”, (TWO ACT COMEDY) STAGED READING: June 2008: Sarah Lawrence College, Summer Playwrights Intensive; “THE APOLOGY” (10 MINUTE PLAY), STAGED READING: 2006: Diversionary Theater, San Diego; “SUPPRESSION” (10 MINUTE PLAY) PRODUCTION: 2008: New Perspectives Festival, San Diego;“TWISTING THE CAT” (10 MINUTE PLAY), PRODUCTION: 2009, New Perspectives Festival, San Diego and 2011 25th International Playwriting Festival, The Warehouse Theatre, London.“PARADISIUM” (10 MINUTE PLAY) STAGED READING: 2011, Blue Door Theater, Spokane, Washington. His most recent work, “ARTICLE 13: OR HOW MANHATTAN WAS SOLD” was given a staged reading at the La Jolla Playhouse as part of the Native Voices short play festival.
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