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It’s Only Kickball, Stupid
Aug 28, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
It’s Only Kickball, Stupid is a sly, time-bending comedy by Caroline Prugh, directed by Adam Fitzgerald and featuring Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde on Broadway), Eric T. Miller (Sweet Storm at LAByrinth), Lori Prince (Sarah, Sarah at Manhattan Theatre Club) and Debargo Sanyal (Queens Boulevard at Signature Theatre Company).
On a playground in 1988, Fiona Moore fights off Margo Jones’ efforts to convince her to join the all-girls kickball team in their daily recess battles against the boys. This totally annoys young Fiona and yet there’s something more to her feelings, but what? As she struggles to figure this out, the play opens up, moving between the late 80s and today. As the playground fades into memory, adult Fiona and her friends attempt to figure out just what was happening and maybe re-write a little of her-story.
It’s Only Kickball, Stupid reminds us that as the world changes, we must not forget what it meant to grow up before gay rights. What about a young girl who was without a role model in popular culture – no Rosie, no Ellen, no Wanda, and had no one to ask questions of – what was her struggle? This play addresses the universal story of finding oneself in a world that does not offer an explanation.
Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 5:00 PM.