Join playwright David Valdes Greenwood, director Sacha Reich, and cast members Jaryn Lasentia (Violet), Jed Arkley (Bird), Kai Hynes (Jacob), and Michael Cavazos (Crux/Merperson) for a lively conversation about The Mermaid Hour. They will be talking about their inspiration for the show, the process, how they connect to their roles, and many other topics that will come up in conversation. There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, reservations are strongly encouraged.
What do you do when you encounter a challenge that you have no experience dealing with? What do you do when that challenge involves someone you love? How as a parent do you rise up and support them? David Valdes Greenwood’s play The Mermaid Hour reimagines these timeless issues through the story of Violet, an impulsive, radiant, and redemptive 12-year-old transgender girl whose search for acceptance will test her parent’s love, commitment, and resources to the limit.
The Mermaid Hour is a fast-paced, down-to-earth comedy that tackles real-world challenges through the lens of the modern all-American family. The play approaches sensitive subjects with great humor and compassion, reminding us all of our flawed, but genuine, attempts at love.