Victory Lap / Deep Kiss
dress rehearsal, Z Space SF
Word for Word’s twenty fifth anniversary show featured stories by two of their favorite authors, Tobias Wolff and George Saunders.
Tobias Wolff's "Deep Kiss" perfectly captures yearning adolescence: this is Joe Reed's story of his first love which nearly breaks him, yet resonates into his middle age. In George Saunders “Victory Lap” three young people are thrust toward a critical life moment, suddenly and unexpectedly converging on a single point in space and time. Humor develops into great menace, with a soul-saving ending.
With Molly Benson, Adam Elder, Paul Finocchiaro, Blythe de Oliveira Foster, Susan Harloe, Isabel Langen, Alexander Pannullo, Mohammad Shehata