AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH JON AND SISTER MAE
Directed by Elizabeth Brincklow
Jim Wicker and Roxanne Fay
They could not be more different—the affluent, childless, urban agnostic and the devout, dirt poor, coal- country mother of nine. But both of them, Jon and Sister Mae, are quirky yet easily recognizable characters who share intimate revelations that will draw you into their compelling lives. In the world premiere of Jeffrey Skinner’s “Jonathan Agonistes,” Jim Wicker’s Jon searches desperately for meaning in an existence that from the outside looks successful and even comfortable. In her own play, “Paradise Whiskey,” Roxanne Fay as Sister Mae insists on her independence near the end of a life filled with hardship and cruelty. Both characters struggle with betrayal, violence, and the baffling nature of love. Their lives are Everyman’s and yet uniquely their own. Their stories will move you, challenge you, and make you think.