OPENING WOMEN EMPOWERING SCRIPT #60
by andrea lepcio | directed by deborah randall
A multi-layered celebration of the Feminine, TUNNEL VISION is ultimately a journey of acceptance and redemption, played out in a non-traditional theatre space from which truth, purpose and love unexpectedly emerge. Key to the action is the live construction of a sculptural art installation. Two female characters enter an unidentified space. It is unfamiliar to them and they are unfamiliar with each other. Unsure how they got here, they quickly find themselves “stuck” in this liminal space. The two struggle to maintain their composure --anything to avoid confronting the circumstances that lie beneath their arrival at this "place" or admit their burgeoning attraction to each other. The play considers many of the daily challenges women face as well as those issues that are, typically, solely female: the struggle to balance motherhood with the desire to have a career, the stigma that comes with not choosing the traditional path assigned our gender, the hypercritical judgment we place on ourselves in comparison to our female peers, the difficulty we find in truly loving ourselves, and the fear that sometimes comes in loving each other. TUNNEL VISION is ultimately a journey of acceptance and redemption, from which truth, purpose and love unexpectedly emerge.
Tunnel Vision is getting its second production here at Venus.
It is proudly placed in the 60th production slot of woman empowering scripts in this companies 17 year history.
Written by: Andrea Lepcio | Directed by: Deborah Randall
Lighting by: Kristin A. Thompson | Sound by: Neil McFadden | Set by: Amy E Belschner Rhodes | FX by: Paul Kelm
Jill played by: Katie Down Hileman and Olezandra played by:
Photography by: Mike Landsman