How do you represent one of the greatest Americans to ever live on stage? A larger than life human being who helped to lessen the bondage that millions of people were forced to live in might be shown in over the top mythic terms; but since the operative word is “human,” to tell the true story means to look past the myth to the man himself.
If all you think of is light comedies and musicals when you think of Swift Creek Mill Playhouse, you might have to challenge that assumption and see their current production, the world premiere of The Little Lion.
The title of the play being produced by Quill Theatre and playing at Richmond Triangle Players contains one of the seven words George Carlin told us we couldn’t say on television - or by extension radio. So you’ll have to forgive me if I identify the play by an alternate title, “Stupid Effing Bird.”
From Quill Theatre – Quill Theatre explores Hamlet through an alternate lens. Following a 200-year-old tradition of female Hamlets, Richmond’s award-winning actress, Molly Hood, takes on the title role. Shakespeare lays bare his character’s nobility and fallibility and, in that spirit, this production will investigate the implications of a modern woman as heir to an ancient throne.