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I and You & Beautiful Monsters

Two one-act plays

Two One Act Plays

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Beautiful Monsters

Written by Kelly Gray
Directed by Argo Thompson
Featuring Taylor Diffenderfer, John Browning, Zach Hasbany, Grace Kent and Jackie Threlfal

 

The World Premiere of an avant-garde performance art obituary for the year 2020 with music and dance.

This is an obituary, year 2020. This obituary is for two lovers who had never touched.  A story not possible till this very moment in time. A smashing of old fashion gallantry and high-tech sex,  the impossible fuck, the plague infected love story of The Q, told on every forum of communication except the forum of flesh.

Indoors at
Left Edge Theatre

September 4 - 19, 2021

Fri and Sat at 7pm, Sun at 2pm

Outdoors at
Horse and Plow Winery

August 20, 21, 22,  2021

7pm arrival, 7:30 showtime

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I and You

Written by Laura Gunderson
Directed by Argo Thompson
 

An ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

Indoors at
Left Edge Theatre

September 4 - 19, 2021

Fri and Sat at 7pm, Sun at 2pm

BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS CAST

The Writer / The Woman: Taylor Diffenderfer
Actor / The Man: John Browning
Actor / The Musician / The Butcher: Zach Hasbany

Actor / The Dancer / The Young Woman: Grace Kent

Actor / The Usher / The Girl: Jackie Threfal

CREW

Director: Argo Thompson

Musical Direction: Anthony Martinez

Choreography: Kimberly Kalember

Set Designer: Argo Thompson

Lighting Designer: April George

Sound Designer: Argo Thompson

Costume Designer: Sandra Ish

Stage Manager: Vicki Martinez


The Cast & Crew

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Playwright

-Kelly Gray

Kelly Gray (she/her) resides in Coast Miwok land amongst the tallest and quietest trees in the world, deep in fire country. This year, she's been nominated for both a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and her debut book of poetry, 'Instructions for an Animal Body,' is forthcoming from Moon Tide Press. Kelly's writing has most recently been published in The Atticus Review, River Teeth, Lunch Ticket, The Nervous Breakdown, Account Magazine and many other swoon worthy publications. You can read more of her work at writekgray.com or follow her at @_west_of_west.