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Fantastic Z New Works Theater Festival: “It’s Only Kickball, Stupid”
February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until February 23, 2019
Fantastic.Z’s 7th Annual New Works Festival*
IT’S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID.
By Caroline Prugh
18th and Union Arts Space
A bittersweet comedy about that first crush.
Fiona returns to her hometown and runs into her very first 6th grade crush Margo. The two reminisce about recess and flash back to the playground in 1988 when new girl Fiona Moore and popular girl Margo Finley combined forces to bring the girl’s kickball team to victory over the boy’s.
But now when they meet again as grown ups, is there still a spark of that grade school crush left?
Fiona: Jordi Montes
Margo: Jessica Severance
Ian: Miguel Castellano
Henry/Hal: Michael Swindle
Stage Direction: Alexandria Stevens
Director: Darren Johnson
Stage Manager: Darian Clogston
Producer: Kyle Baiz
Designer: Keny Dutton
Fiona: 12 years old, and then 38. Tough, Smart, Observant. In 1988 Fiona has her first crush on Margo, but is unable to express her feelings. She grows up to understand both her sexuality and her own super power to bring out the best in others.
Margo: 12 years old, and then 38. When she is 12 she is a confident, go getter, type A, “popular girl”. But now at 38, Margo seems to have settled for less out of life.
Ian: At 12 years old, he feels like the odd one out dealing with a crush of his own. Now in his late 30’s he is Fiona’s gay best friend, roommate, and touchstone.
Henry/Hal: 12 years old and full of toxic masculinity, Henry is Margo’s 6th grade boyfriend. Hal is 38, Margo’s husband, and more of a feminist than Margo knows.
Narrator: As is the tradition in Z’s New Works Festival, stage directions are read aloud, guiding the action of the play as it travels back and forth in time from 1988 to 2014.
and be sure to join us for:
Friday February 15th at 7:30pm
Saturday February 23rd at 2pm
A suggested donation of $10 at the door
*JOIN US February 23rd for the FULL FESTIVAL with B-SIDES at 2pm, IT’S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID. at 7:30, and an ARTIST TALK BACK to follow.
Fantastic.Z is Seattle’s LGBTQ theatre company. An artist founded and run company presenting the Puget Sound with quality theatre focused through a queer lens. Fantastic.Z strives to bring fierce, entertaining and passionate theatre while giving a voice to the LGBTQ community and its allies. Fantastic.Z Theatre is a not for profit 501c3 company.