Consider the Ficus
DRAMA | 10 MINUTE ONE-ACT | QUEER THEATER | LGBTQ DRAMA
2018 DC QUEER THEATER FEST
"The festival starts with a standout: Audrey Cefaly’s Consider the Ficus, directed by Carl Randolph. This play featured Frank Britton as Nate and Craig Houk as Garrison, who gave some of the strongest performances of the evening. On the day of the 2015 SCOTUS decision guaranteeing a nationwide right to same-sex marriage, Garrison, an environmental lobbyist, and his partner Nate, an editor, are working through a critical turning point of their own.
Cefaly did an exquisite job with the script, effortlessly flowing between the tender moments and conflict inherent in loving relationships faced with a seemingly insurmountable hurdle. Britton broke my heart as I watched him struggle with a personal loss in the face of a national gain for same-sex marriage. Houk’s Garrison is compelling as he struggles to find meaning in both his personal and professional life. Randolph’s direction created an engaging push-pull across the stage as the actors’ collided and drifted apart."
DC METRO THEATRE ARTS
DC Queer Theatre Festival
December 2018, Washington, DC
On the day of the 2015 SCOTUS decision, Garrison, an environmental lobbyist, and his partner Nate, an editor, are working through a critical turning point of their own. Themes: gay marriage, same sex marriage.
SCRIPT AVAILABLE ON NEW PLAY EXCHANGE: https://newplayexchange.org/plays/7456/consider-ficus
CONSIDER THE FICUS with Frank Britton and Craig Houk, directed by Carl Randolph.