At Hidden Gems Productions I have the utmost pleasure of being one of the first to read Marcia Layne’s new scripts. It’s a gift that pops into my in box, I read straight away then sit for a while. With Bag Lady Marcia’s brand new work I stood up. When the truth hits you, it hits you hard.
I have lived with Bag Lady for the best part of this year and it has taken me to places I’d forgotten I knew about, made be burst out laughing and gasp almost in the same breath, explored places I was afraid to go to for fear of how painful those places can be, but I went because my job is to help tell the story Marcia has written. A play for our times.
It is a fierce and funny play.
It is the play we’ve been waiting for.
Eve tells it like it is and I’m glad she does because I feel stronger and ironically calmer than before because of it.
In rehearsals the play is evolving and that feels right. Flo Wilson has done a fine job finding Eve. The play feels almost organic and will grow and build, but for now it’s nearly ready to share where it is. I know it will be talked about, if you come please talk about it to us, to each other, to the world!
I hope to see you there.
Trust me this is a journey you don’t want to miss.