The Exit Interview
by William Missouri Downs
Directed by Scot Atkinson
Featuring Ebony Jordan, Megan Brown, April Singer, Ryan Watson, Cory Hardin, and Scot Atkinson
May 8-11, 15-18 (all at 7:30 PM).
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2013 Rolling World Premiere Winner!
Bertolt Brecht scholar Dick Fig has been terminated by his university and is having an excruciating exit interview with Eunice – a decidedly droll administrator. Downs' witty play ricochets through Brechtian interludes, a pair of politically-radicalized cheerleaders, a pompous newsman, communiques from God, and debates on religion, science and politics before reaching its surprising conclusion. “A rip-roaring send-up of Americanized Brechtian angst that had the audience howling.” - Stage Magazine
“The laughs keep coming — even as audience members might think with a twinge, "Ouch, that might be me." Some will no doubt be offended by one non-politically correct moment or another. But with luck, all will be forced to think.” - Orlando Sentinel
“A gleefully boundary-flouting riff on religion, piety and the limits of belief...William Missouri Downs’ bonkers theatrical carnival is to conventional plays what Burning Man is to a weenie roast. It’s like an elaborate, lovingly constructed spitball aimed at the idea of divinity...Downs’ vision for it is nothing if not ambitious; he shoehorns comedy and commentary about religion into a broader construct of questioning and messing with pat perceptions of reality, taking his cues from the work of the German theater icon Bertolt Brecht.” - San Diego Union Tribune
The Exit Interview received the lead Rolling World Premiere Production as part of the National New Play Network’s Continued Life for New Plays Fund at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF on Sept 29, 2012. It was directed by Patrick Flick.
Recommended for ages 18 and up.
The Bard's Town Theatre is a 501c3 nonprofit theatre whose mission is to nurture, develop, and produce new work, providing an outlet for new voices. The Bard's Town Theatre puts particular emphasis on producing new works by Kentucky playwrights, serving as a platform for these voices to be heard.
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