Second Thought Theatre presents Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? and Here We Go
As the third offering in its 2019 season, Second Thought Theatre will present a double feature of the rarely produced Caryl Churchill plays, Drunk Enough to Say I love You? and Here We Go. STT Artistic Director Alex Organ directs both plays.
Few authors have altered the landscape of modern theater with greater impact than Caryl Churchill. One of the greatest living playwrights in the world, Churchill has written more than 40 plays as well as for television, film, and radio during a career that has spanned more than six decades.
Drunk Enough To Say I Love You? is an examination of American identity through the characters of "GUY, a man" and his seducer, "SAM, a country." At a moment in history when America is wrestling with its own identity in violent and surprising ways, the torrid affair between Sam and Guy represent the dual face of America - the abusive yet irresistible - as Sam’s bloodlust becomes too much for Guy.
Here We Go is a meditation on that most universal of human experiences: death. First, we witness a group of acquaintances at a post-funeral reception, where we listen to them speak about the man who's just passed. Next, we encounter the dead man at the moment his earthy life ends, and we watch him begin his journey into the next plane of existence. Finally we see this man right before his death, receiving end-of-life care from an in-home nurse. This simple but powerful ode to ephemerality reminds us of the fleeting nature of our existence on earth and provides a possible glimpse of what might lie just beyond.