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The Hopelessly Hopeless Story of All Good Girls
Fringe and Fur
The Hopelessly Hopeless Story of All Good Girls is a play with film and music. The play explores the inner lives of two women- a grandmother and granddaughter- who have experienced an unspeakable loss. They live in a ranch house together, trapped in Colorado, and ruled by their inherited domestic rituals. They go to the store, they dress up in fancy clothes, they smoke cigarettes, they sink into depression, they dread the phone’s ringing, and they drink very tall glasses of whole milk. All is revealed when they are visited by the Woman Next Door.
Merging film clips, movement, and scripted dialogues with texts from Adrienne Rich, Gloria Steinem, Julie London, Judy Garland, and Andy Warhol in the tradition of Kathy Acker, the characters’ identities blur as they seek a more fulfilling way to exist.
The ranch house, both a solace and a prison, serves as a setting to explore dread of the domestic, empty suburban lifestyles, and the violent alienation just beneath the surface of American culture.
Director: Genee Coreno
Stage Manager: Cara Cincione
Set Designer: Emily Greco
Lighting Designer: Marika Kent
Video Design: Dena Kopolovich
Sound Design: Margaret Montagna
Woman of the House: Kelsey Lurie
Woman Next Door: Violet Wang
Woman: Lilja Owsley
February 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 @ 8PM and 16, 23 @ 3PM