When the mother of your lover shows up unannounced on your doorstep, it’s kind of shocking.
When she’s looking for answers about her daughter’s final days, which she shared with you, the shock is much more dramatic.
That’s the situation in which the characters in Johnna Adams‘s Sans Merci find themselves. Directed in its world premiere by Heather Cohn and produced by Flux Theatre Ensemble (in rep with another new play, Honey Fist — watch for a GSAS! podcast on that one soon), Sans Merci is a play about poetry, activism, and, as Flux asks, “who owns the stories of the dead?”
Listen in as Johnna and Heather discuss grief, haunting, activism, and theatre that can make everybody feel something.
“A lot of chocolate, and a lot of kleenex.”
Flux Theatre Ensemble presents
by Johnna Adams
directed by Heather Cohn
thru May 18, 2013, in rep with Honey Fist; see the full schedule here
4th Street Theatre
83 E. 4th Street
tickets available via OvationTix
photos by Titus Winters