MilkMilk Lemonade: A Comedy About Growing Up Gay in America
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One of the most infamous figures in American history -- Lizzie Borden -- comes to the stage in the innovative drama Blood Relations. Written by Sharon Pollock, one of Canada's premier playwrights, this psychological murder mystery delves into the facts and speculation surrounding the unsolved 1892 double murder of Andrew and Abby Borden. Their daughter Lizzie was tried and acquitted for the murders -- but not before becoming the country's first tabloid celebrity. This dreamlike play within a play takes place ten years after the trial, as Lizzie and her actress friend reenact the various roles from the night of the murders, and the truth of that night begins to come into focus. Learn More
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This play is about Emory, a young gay teen on a farm, and his relationship with the homophobic bully next door, Eliot; and Emery’s “just-the-facts-Ma’am” grandma who is working hard to rid Emory of his effeminate qualities.
Although that is a bit of a recyled theme, Emery’s bond with, Linda, a gigantic chicken, and his grandmother, who is played by a bald fat guy, really take this play outside the box and provide lots of unexpected and fabulous moments. Although Linda speaks some of her lines, usually she’s confined to clucking and crowing; with her lines being translated by a 5th character who is also the alter ego to the bully, Eliot. She (alter ego) at discreet times, comments or narrates on the status of the situation.
This play is really a 3 3/4. It wasn't just ok, I liked it but I have a problem with adults playing kid roles. Emory’s and Eliot’s acting was really good (and Emory’s musical flag number was great), but try to imagine Billy in Billy Elliot being played by an adult. Same thing. Just doesn’t work for me.
I loved all other casting. The alter ego was cleverly done and funny. The chicken played by a really tall, beautiful woman (quite a bit taller than all the men) who still managed to be extremely "chicken-like" was DIVINE!! The fat guy playing the rough but attentive grandma was hilarious and could not have been better.
In general, definitely well worth seeing.