A Review by Nancy Covert
First…a loud boom echoes through the room! A narrator’s voice says, “A long time ago…” Then another loud boom!
Thus begins the saga of Alexandra, a young Steilacoom Indian girl, who embarks on a quest to understand who she is.
The plot of “Stick Soup,” now showing at Pierce College’s Studio 320 theatre, showcases the timeless account about differences and acceptance.
In this hour-and-a-half long show, Playwright/Director Danny Marshall, collaborating with Lacie B. Deck, incorporates lessons about cooperation, and discovery.
An original three-act drama weaves together the drama about Alexandra’s efforts to come to terms with her Native American identity, as well as the importance of understanding others.
Performed against a memorable stage set that features larger-than-life red/white/black butterflies, the dozen-player cast portrays multiple roles in this layered tale about a quest that shows the girl how to adapt traditional storytelling to define her place in the community.
Hats off to performers, authors, designers and stage technicians, as well as the College for supporting this production.
Tickets, at $3 and $2, for the remaining performances are available by phoning the college at 964-6710.
Show times are 7 p.m. on May 27 and 28, and 2 p.m. on May 29.