Driftwood Players to stage ‘Self Composed’

Jan 08, 2014

The teen-age years are tough, even for the most well-adjusted. Add a difficult home life and you’ve got a full-blown existential crisis.

This is the topic of a new play being featured by The Edmonds Driftwood Players for one weekend only – Jan. 16-19 – as part of their annual Spotlight on local playwrights.

“Self-Composed,” an edgy examination of self-identity and friendship, is a new play by young Bellingham author Lyssandra Norton.

“The inspiration for this play comes from the existential crisis that all college students go through in their early 20s,” Norton said. “That moment when you realize the world is so much bigger than you thought it was, yet your network is incredibly connected. You can know everyone and no one at once…”

The Driftwood Players is not alone in recognizing the talented voice behind this play. “Self-Composed” was nominated for the David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award and was a finalist for the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award in 2012.   Gritty yet lyrical, this play speaks with an honesty and compassion that is wise beyond its years.

Featuring the talents of Tim Brandt, Addy Davis, Rebby Foster, Deborah Jacoby, Luke Mirabal, and Yvonne Velez. Due to mature content, it is suggested for ages 13 and over.

Running one weekend only, Jan. 16-19, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. @ the Wade James Theater, 950 Main St., Edmonds.

Tickets are $14. Purchase at www.driftwoodplayers.com or call 425-774-9600.

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