Final Press Round-up as Edith Closes at Humana 2011

5 Apr

Jon Norman Schneider as Kenny and Teresa Avia Lim as Edith in Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

The world premiere of Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them closed this past Saturday as the 2011 Humana Festival of New American Plays came to an end the next day. Thanks so much to the creative team, cast, crew, and staff for such a wonderful production. And thanks to the generous and open reception, including the standing ovations that finished out every performance! I could never have dreamed such a thing were possible.

I also want to thank all of those people — both in the show and the audience — who shared their personal stories regarding how their own less than traditional family arrangements tried, failed, and persevered in making their own homes. The emotional response was inspiring (and sometimes overwhelming) and, again, more than I could ever have dreamed.

And now some last bits of critical reception:

“Edith” Scores a Hit in Louisville (Backstage Blog Stage, April 4, 2011)

Hitting the Target (City Beat, April 4, 2011)

Humana Festival Review: Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (The Examiner, April 3, 2011)

Lou’s Views (Indiana Business Journal, April 1, 2011, Humana Festival coverage begins with Edith midway down the page)

And some bloggery:

bill felty’s blog: edith can shoot things and hit them (April 2, 2011)

HF35: Families, Tied (2AMt, April 1, 2011)

“On the Aisle with Larry” (The Playfixer, April 5, 2011)

The following blog post is more of an experiential overview of attending the Humana Festival, but the writer gives us some nice props:

Devouring the Humana Festival (tdf STAGES, April 4, 2011)

And, finally, if you’d like to hear May and I talk about the show the day after closing (can you hear the hints of sadness in our tone?), check out this week’s Inexplicable Dumb Show podcast. It begins with an interview with Jordan Harrison and Annie Kaufman, the Maple and Vine team in the first half. May and I are in the latter.

Humana Week 1 (The Inexplicable Dumb Show, April 5, 2011)

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