Fionna Larcom a Pierce College theatre student has written a One-Woman Play, which she will perform for the public Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at King’s Book Store at 218 St. Helens Ave. in Tacoma.
“Table for One, No Waiting” explores one woman’s journey through military life and the devastation of war.
According to Larcom, war has historically been associated with men and their journey to become warriors. “As a veteran of the United States Navy, I wanted to speak up for those who are not men and also who do not fit the typical idea of warrior.”
While serving as a Navy Recruiter in New York, Larcom rekindled her love of theatre through an evening program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. When, after six years of service, her contract ended, she went on to study full time at the Academy’s Los Angeles campus. Three years later her journey brought her to Washington and ultimately to a desire to combine both her military and acting experience to an audience known for its politics and for its appreciation of the arts.
“‘Table for One, No Wait,’ is not a story of personal accomplishment,” says Larcom, “but rather one of personal enlightenment. It asks the question: can one learn about life through death?”
For more information, contact Patrick Daugherty of the Pierce College Theatre Department at (253) 964-6683.