MilkMilkLemonade: A Comedy About Growing Up Gay in America, and a Depressed Chicken
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The last date listed for MilkMilkLemonade was Saturday July 9, 2011 / 4:00pm.
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Make no mistake about it, these reindeer games from the Happy Medium Theatre company are definitely for adults only. In this dark-as-coal Christmas comedy, the North Pole becomes a hotbed of scandal when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of a little jolly old sexual harassment. As the media catches the scent of scandal and invades Santa's sanctuary, the rest of the reindeer chime in with their own perspectives. The result: a heinous (and hilarious) tale of perversion and corruption that entangles everyone from the littlest elf in the workshop to, of course, the big man who sits in the sleigh: Saint Nick himself. With its firm commitment to community in mind, Happy Medium Theatre will be donating all profits from The Eight: Reindeer Monologues to various Boston area charities, including the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, The Home for Little Wanderers and The Women's Center. Learn More
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There was so much packed into this eclectic show - strangeness, laughter and tears. It was well performed, well directed and just a joy to see. The set and lighting was minimal, placing the bulk of the work on the shoulders of the very capable actors. Pure theater. Highly recommended.
Quotes & Highlights
- "...a funny and poignant play.... In the end theater isn't much more than this, and it shouldn't be any less."--New York Post
by Joshua Conkel
Director: Barbara DiGirolamo
Emory is an effeminate 11-year-old boy who lives on a farm with his chain-smoking Nanna and his only friend, a depressed chicken about to be processed. Nanna wishes Emory would get his head out of the clouds, stop choreographing ribbon stick dance numbers, and be more like Elliot, the boy down the road with a penchant for burning things. But Emory and Elliot have a relationship -- just not one Nanna would expect or approve of.
With absurd, poignant dialog and brutal characterizations, MilkMilkLemonade is a bitterly funny exploration of gender, sexuality, life, death, and the human body. The show has been hailed by various critics all over the country and was voted Best Off Off Broadway Show of 2009 by New York Press.
Leading the cast as the 11-year-old Emory is Boston’s very own Bad Boy of Theatre, Joey C. Pelletier (Blowing Whistles, Zeitgeist Stage Company). Mr. Pelletier has been a staple of the Boston theatre scene, having performed with 11:11 Theatre, Alarm Clock Theatre, Holland Productions, Tinderbox Stage, Boston Actors Theater and imaginary beasts.
Alongside Mr. Pelletier are four of Boston’s most fearless actors. Melanie Garber (Bear Patrol, Vaquero Playground) gender-bends herself to embody the role of the bully, Elliot, while Erin Rae Zalaski (Into the Fens, Heart & Dagger Productions) transforms herself into Linda, a big ‘ol chicken searching to be the next great comedienne.
As well as choreographing the show, the versatile Elise Weiner Wulff (Where Moments Hung Before, Boston Actors Theater) brings a variety of characters to life onstage under one moniker, the Lady in the Leotard. Ms. Wulff will serve as Narrator, a parasitic twin, a venomous spider, to name a few. Rounding out the five person ensemble is Mikey DiLoreto (Music From a Sparkling Planet, Happy Medium Theatre) as the brittle and cruel Nanna.
About the Ticket Supplier: Heart & Dagger Productions
Heart & Dagger Productions creates Abstract Theatre. We transform the stage into a fiery dance fantasy. We use words unnaturally and stylized. We appreciate gender-bending, animals, fairies, and monsters. We look forward to collaboration in the Arts and to work with our fellow Fringe theatres to inspire and create growth in Boston.
Established in 2010, by Joey C. Pelletier, Chrissy F. G. Manca and Erin Rae Zalaski.