Sunday, July 1st, 4:30PM:
Five Hundred for Pipeline Theatre Company's Week of Extraordinary Risk.
by Rick Burkhardt | directed by Joshua William Gelb
Four characters attempt to act out a traditional melodrama (a stolen painting! a threatened relationship!) with one constraint: each character may only speak 500 words total before falling silent completely. Language as scarce commodity, sometimes hoarded, sometimes shared, sometimes helplessly trickling away. Spout your language like it’s going out of style, or save it somehow for the future? Is the plot, which consumes your words, truly worth pursuing? Will your children ever hear you talk?