Independent Eye's New Play Gifts Set for Touchstone on October 26
Gifts features this iconoclastic and veteran acting duo, along with puppets, veils, a bowling trophy, an electric sander, a steering wheel and a pepper grinder. It offers three interlocked dramatic tales of love, loss, aging and change. A young couple are trapped on an endless freeway leading them back, at last, to another try at Life. A mid-life dream of a prestigious award dissolves into sanding a rusty fence, then ends in a banquet of riches. Elders moving into a dingy third-floor walk-up discover gods in a cardboard box and risk accepting their very strange gift.
The show is unique in the company's 40-year history in being created specifically for house concerts and intimate venues--as Fuller describes it, "the immediacy of an event that's more like a party or artistic salon than as just one more thing on the entertainment calendar." Gifts premiered last March and had been touring in Northern California, where Bishop & Fuller now reside.
Admission is pay-what-you-will, no reservations, cash only, with books and DVDs of Bishop & Fuller's work also on sale, including their memoir. For more information call 610-867-1689