Second Thought Theatre presents Sweetpea
Second Thought Theatre will present their full production of Sweetpea. As the closing production of the 2021 season, Sweetpea will serve as the theatre’s first in-person production in 18 months.
After separating, a couple reconnects and decide to move back in together, introducing their pet birds to each other in the process. As the human relationship unravels, an avian romance burgeons. At once light and dark, familiar and strange, and shaded with juxtapositions between the ego and the id, Sweetpea is Janielle Kastner’s unsettling reflection on the concept of intimacy and the “absurdity” of sharing space.
Originally conceived somewhere in the hills outside San Antonio at Erik Ehn’s Stillwright silent retreat, Kastner’s work was elevated to its current form by way of development workshops at both Stage West and the Dallas Theater Center.