By Audrey Cefaly
When Jack moves in to a house next to Lizzy they find that they have as many things in common as they do differences, and a relationship that begins as a coincidental, neighborly friendship becomes an unexpected journey of self-discovery and healing. This is a character driven play set in the Deep South. Peopled with quirky yet recognizable characters and full of humor and evocative language, “A radiant gem of light into the ordinary struggles of love, loss, and life.”
Please Note: An Open-Caption Performance of this production will be available on Friday, October 11 at 8:00pm and Saturday, October 12 at 2:00pm.
Barter Theatre does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office.
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REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS
Maytag as metaphor is an unusual path for a love story, but it is perfect for this one. We learn that a small confined space that encapsulates only two lovers, tumbling through life but giving over to its warmth, can be a rejuvenating comfort.Bonny GableFreelance Writer
I laughed at the quirkiness of these two people and teared up during their most vulnerable moments, all the while rooting for them to overcome their painful histories and move forward.Bunny MedeirosBristol Herald Courier
Beautiful stage props, funny but also a drama. I loved it!Barter Patron
LOVED IT!!!! ONE OF THE BEST PLAYS I HAVE SEEN. THE PIPERS WERE EXCEPTIONAL IN THIS PRODUCTION.Barter Patron
Love. It’s complicated. Humans need love. We seek it, make ourselves vulnerable to it. It can complete us.
But sometimes, if you have loved and suffered a loss, it is very hard to open yourself to love again. We build walls to protect ourselves from the hurt and pain. Walls built with invisible stones of fear or guilt, with memories or expectations. Tearing down those walls is no easy task. Especially if the mortar is thick and the stones are heavy. Taking a chance, trusting again, allowing a crack to open takes extreme bravery. Looking over the walls, through the walls, beyond the walls, can be an adventure of possibilities. Stones can be cast aside, walls can come down. Mortar can be replaced with love.
Audrey Cefaly’s play beautifully explores this adventure of tearing down walls and looking for possibilities. She uses humor and truth and gives us two people looking for light beyond their walls, searching for understanding, forgiveness and love. We watch their process of lifting stones, making themselves vulnerable, searching for completeness, knowing love is complicated but needed. Hopefully, they will find it. Hopefully, we all will.