House Party Theatre is performing the world premiere of Mirror: As if it Were the Moon by local playwright and SMU alum Stephen Gardner. Directed by Sarah Lacy Hamilton, Mirror begins with a press opening on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8pm at Deep Vellum Books, and continues its run on November 11, 14, 19, 20 and 21.
“Thoughtful and probative in its performance, Mirror centers on the journey of one young woman as she asks the frightening questions about human existence that live within all of us,” said the play’s director, Sarah Lacy Hamilton. “In the face of disheartening political and social controversy, how do we find the common pillars of humanity that could unite us? Where is Truth with a capital T, and how do we hold onto it once we have found it? In Mirror, a young woman earnestly seeks to answer these questions, which are refracted through the haunting awareness that she is a character first and a person second, beholden to the audience and restricted by the whims of the playwright himself.”
Starring local music starlet Sammy Rat Rios and HPT newcomer Lx Werle, Mirror: As if it Were the Moon, is a seventy minute whirlwind of a performance. Werle plays a peaceful, focused B, who appears in comic serenity opposite Rios’ fiery, tenacious A. A is continually frustrated by B, who offers up esoteric proverbs in the attempt to calm A’s ferocious deconstruction of her identity and purpose.
All performances will be held at Deep Vellum Books, an independent bookseller whose mission is to amplify the voices of the local to global communities through writing, art, music, film, performance, and culture. Deep Vellum is located at 3000 Commerce Street.
Thursday, November 10 at 8pm
Friday, November 11 at 8pm
Monday, November 14 at 8pm
Saturday, November 19 at 8pm
Sunday, November 20 at 8pm
Monday, November 21 at 8pm
About House Party Theatre
House Party Theatre is an independent theatre company specializing in non-traditional theatre events. Our mission is to work as much as possible, wherever possible, with as many different artists we love as possible to build autonomous work of uncompromising quality. Our vision is to unite and develop an independent network of creative, self-generating individuals who insist on providing the best work, because that's what a paying audience deserves.