The Something-Nothing: Acerbic Comedy About a Love Triangle
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An African-American attorney with a successful career discovers she has an Iraqi half-sister she never knew about in award-winning playwright Wendy Graf's latest work. This hard-hitting drama about family conflict and clashing cultures stars L.A Weekly and NAACP Award-winner Diarra Kilpatrick as up-and-coming corporate attorney Julie Dolan, whose carefully constructed life begins to crumble when she meets her half-sister Neyla. Neyla, a violinist, has fled Iraq to audition for Julliard, but Julie suspects there is more to her story. Graf's fresh spin on racial relations gives each of its characters their own voice and point of view as they navigate in a world that has become interconnected and multicultural on every level. Learn More
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Bold, contemporary play that held my attention throughout.
Liza, who at the outset, seems to be a very together mid-twenties woman, with many interests, is stuck with Luna, a roommate aptly described by the nickname she's chosen for herself. She's an absolute trainwreck, but in such a way that we can't wrench ourselves away from looking at her. Clever, sexy, and sharp-tongued in a multi-use sort of way, the viscous Luna gets a lot of the great lines in this fast paced dialog.
We wonder at first what even draws the 2 women to live with one another, since they seem so different. Is it the high price of tiny NY apartments? But, not even. The pretty, kind-natured Liza seems to be supporting her alcholic, drunken c...t of a roommate.
Both females are outstanding in their roles, fulfilling what I believe are the writers intentions. The male love/sex interest doesn't quite match them, but is fairly good too.
Go see this play if you're not offended by strong language.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Smart...fine acting...Edlow's dialogue bounces between razor-sharp and languid, creating a weird uneasiness...a female response to LaBute." --<em>LA Weekly</em>, Go!
Theatre Planners presents The Something-Nothing, a hyper romantic comedy by Fielding Edlow, creator of the “Best of NYC Fringe” award-winning Coke-Free J.A.P. Directing is Kiff Scholl. Racquel Lehrman is producing.
Set in the West Village, Edlow’s free-wheeling stagework wallows in the machinations of three lost 27 year-old narcissists who are enmeshed in a web of e-mails, poetic diatribes and gallons of Jim Beam. The audience is plunged into an unrequited love triangle between a drunken lesbian stage manager, Mr. Sensitive ponytail man and a raging people pleaser. The production stars Robyn Cohen, Annika Marks, and Michael Rubenstone.
Fielding Edlow, a native New Yorker, has had her plays produced/workshopped in New York and Los Angeles with Naked Angels, NY Stage & Film, PSNBC, Dixon Place, The Culture Project, NY Fringe Festival and Home for Contemporary Arts. Her full-length play, The Something-Nothing was recently workshopped at the Lounge Theatre with the Mineral Theatre Co. Her newest play, Admissions, was workshopped at NY Stage & Film with John Pankow. Her one-woman show, Coke-Free J.A.P., premiered at the 2001 NYC Fringe Festival and received the “Best of Fringe award” from Backstage. Its subsequent West Coast premiere, directed by Craig Carlisle, enjoyed a four-month, sold-out run at the McCadden Place Theatre.