BWW Spotlight: Aurora Theatre's THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SH*T UP Expands Creative Boundaries

Neighbors Max and Diana were put through the ringer as children as their parents had a dysfunctional affair off and on for most of the kids' growing up years.

Aurora Theatre's production of Carla Ching's THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SH*T UP follows two characters from age 9 to mid-life, with a twist. The audience meets Max and Diana at age 38, then 9, then various other non-chronological ages as the story jumps all over their timelines. It's like WHEN HARRY MET SALLY meets CONSTELLATIONS, with a hint of THE LAST FIVE YEARS. The result is a fascinating, stripped down look at life, love, and dreams, through the lens of painful realism.

Shoutout to scenic designer Eric Chamness and projection designer Sherry Zhao for engaging work! Aurora's high production quality brings out unique dimensions of Ching's piece, set against a background (literally) of framed screens in creative shapes on all four walls, with a rotating stage to match in an intimate, in the round (or rather, square) context. It's inventive. It's bold. And it's a perfect example of what makes Atlanta theatre an ever-growing industry.

Below, check out photos from the production, and catch TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SH*T UP before it closes on September 30!

Tickets are currently on sale; single ticket prices start at $20 and may be purchased online at bit.ly/AuroraTwoKids or by calling the Box Office at 678-226-6222. For more information on this production or other programming, please visit auroratheatre.com.

Photo Credit: Casey Gardner

BWW Spotlight: Aurora Theatre's THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SH*T UP Expands Creative Boundaries
Jack Ha & Vivi Thai

BWW Spotlight: Aurora Theatre's THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SH*T UP Expands Creative Boundaries
Vivi Thai

BWW Spotlight: Aurora Theatre's THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SH*T UP Expands Creative Boundaries
Jack Ha & Vivi Thai

BWW Spotlight: Aurora Theatre's THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SH*T UP Expands Creative Boundaries
Jack Ha & Vivi Thai

BWW Spotlight: Aurora Theatre's THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SH*T UP Expands Creative Boundaries
Jack Ha & Vivi Thai

BWW Spotlight: Aurora Theatre's THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SH*T UP Expands Creative Boundaries
Jack Ha & Vivi Thai

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