Photo Flash: First Look at AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE from Life Jacket Theatre Company
The music-infused play America is Hard to See from Life Jacket Theatre Company will have its opening performance tonight, Friday, February 2nd. From Life Jacket artistic director Travis Russ and songwriter Priscilla Holbrook, the production will run through February 24th at HERE (145 6th Avenue). Get a first look at the production ahead of opening!
Using a blend of interviews, archival research, Methodist hymns, and original songs, America is Hard to See investigates the lives in and around Miracle Village, a rural community for sex offenders buried deep in Florida's sugarcane fields.
During late fall in 2015, members of Life Jacket traveled to southern Florida to interview the marginalized residents of Miracle Village. The team has transformed their academic field research into a moving and unflinching play about darkness, uncertainty, and the painful process of healing in small-town America.
Photo Credit: T. Charles Erickson