Fun House Mirror
Mirror is a comedy-drama about family
rivalries involving a crisis in the lives of two sisters
and their flamboyant gay Latino friend. All three have
recently suffered losses which leave them "orphaned" in
some essential way, and each is desperately seeking a
sense of inclusion and security. In a brief excursion
from their usual lives, they enter a hall of mirrors
where they must confront their most difficult personal
and family secrets. As they play and parry with a
succession of disguises, they also discover the selves
that have been denied.
Two women, one man. Simple set.
Awards and History.
Finalist in the New Hope Performing Arts Festival
Winner in The San Francisco Playwrights Center DramaRama
Finalist in Charlotte Repertory Theatre's New American
Plays contest, 1989.
Finalist in La Plume Des Femmes National Play Contest,
Produced by Mixed Company and Studio X theaters,
Ashland, Oregon, 1989.
The Back Alley Theater, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990.
the Santa Cruz County Actors' Theater, 1991.
Staged reading, The San Francisco Playwrights Center,
San Francisco, California, 1990.
"A cross between Lewis Carroll and Noel Coward .
. .wickedly funny, brilliantly sensitive . . . rings
throughout with authenticity"
-Register-Pajaronian, Watsonville, California