Alive

Written by Jenny Stafford

Performed by Ben Hilzer and Caitlin Hilzer

Directed by Penny Cole

Dramaturg Sarah Johnson

"a short, dark comedy with a surprisingly sweet undertone."

David Cunningham British Theatre Guide

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 "Alive really does live up to its name. By the end you feel a sense of renewed life, of being, yes, alive, of wanting to jump up and down on your sofa in celebration of what we have in the right now."

Rob Warren, Everything Theatre

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Following a highly successful run of her one woman show, Some Kind of Weasel, Jenny Stafford returns to Online@theSpace with a new 10-minute play, Alive.  Stafford’s signature humor is in full display in this touching piece about relationships, careers, life choices, and one couple’s struggle with the consequences of a cross country move.

 

Ashley has given it all up to follow her husband’s career, finding solace in People magazine and candy bars.  Is that really a life?  Is that really living?  In the meantime, husband Jacob can’t resist a good antique store--but when he arrives home with his latest treasure, Ashley is horrified.  The pretty--but definitely used--urn opens a hilarious and heartbreaking Pandora’s box about their relationship, their dreams and what makes us truly alive.

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