After experiencing the wedding of two women
being massacred by the town golden boy, the small town’s inhabitants
are bombarded by the media. This becomes a major news event. But the interviews
start to uncover another story as each character claims a woman with a
colander on her head named 'Spaceman' has appeared to them in a white
light and has healed them. It is hilarious and heartbreaking to see how
these people cope with sudden national attention and the agony of losing
their innocence and their faith in this once, almost idyllic, community.
Forrest’s characters speak in dialogue throughout the play, with
a huge scene near the end where all ten characters are in the same room
and having a very heated discussion. Remarkably, she creates such vivid
characterizations that the audience can follow her changes without losing
the plot. Upon reading the text, it seems an impossible task.
According to Forrest, “It is one of my personal favorite things
to see nonbelievers watch an audience not only follow the story, but get
so locked up in it, that they forget that it's just me up there on stage.”
Angela Forrest (performer and writer) is the
recipient of The Francis Ann and Elaine 2004 Award for Women in Comedy.
She has appeared in films directed by Spike Lee (SHE HATE ME), Eric Werthman
(GOING UNDER) with Roger Rees, coming out this summer and Doug Liman (GETTING
IN). Her New York theatre credits include a performance of PROFILE OF
A SAINT for PSNBC-TV at HERE and at Blue Heron Arts, leading roles in
LO SHE COMES, SUBURBS, SAFE SEX, GINGHAM DOG, FRANKIE AND JOHNNY and MOON
FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN. She performed the audio book of Pearl Cleage’s
novel, SOME THINGS I THOUGHT I’D NEVER DO. She is a regular at such
comedy spots at the Starlight Lounge, Gotham Comedy Club and Don’t
Tell Mama and featured at The Duplex and Fez. She produced, wrote and
performed in TELL TALE ARTS (1-7) and MIRROR BALL at the Slipper Room.
Her DVD, ANGELA FORREST LIVE is coming out in March. It includes some
of her most popular material performed at the Starlight Lounge last year,
where she appeared at the Underground Comedy Festival 2004. Her voice
may be familiar from the animated character “Sabu” the Japananime,
SPACE PIRATE MITO.
Susan W. Lovell (director) directed DOG SEES
GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD (2004 New York International Fringe
Festival) which won for Best Overall Production in the Fringe and has
been nominated for a GLADD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theatre:
Off-Off Broadway. Also directed A PLACE TO LAY YOUR HEAD (Producer’s
Club) and Tomato Season for the New Jersey Dramatists’ STEAM, a
festival of new one act plays (Producer’s Club). Primarily she has
worked in casting for television, Broadway, Off Broadway and Regional
Theatre. Some Broadway and Off Broadway credits include: Casting Assistant
DINNER WITH FRIENDS (Variety Arts) and BELLS ARE RINGING (Plymouth Theatre),
Casting Associate THE FOURTH WALL (Primary Stages) and THE LAST SUNDAY
IN JUNE (Century Theatre), and Casting Director for THE SHOOTING STAGE
(Culture Project 45) and the Drama Desk nominated COYOTE ON A FENCE (Urban
Stages). Susan also served as the casting coordinator and an assistant
director for ABC’s 2003 & 2004 New York Talent Showcases and
as the Casting Associate for UPN’s 2004 pilot season.