Young Theatre Maker Ensemble presents
A Night of One-Acts by Emily Hageman:
BRIAN THE COMET & THE INEXPLICABLE CHAOS FACTOR OF MIA GREGORY
Directed by Grace Cannon
Assistant Director Morgan Parker
August 11 & 12, 7:00pm and August 13, 4:00pm
Talkback after performance on Friday, Aug 12
Recommended for ages 12 and up
BRIAN THE COMET follows a young girl named Jude. Jude’s mom is an astronaut, 254 miles away on the International Space Station. So when her father is diagnosed with lung cancer, Jude is the only one who can take care of him. In the hospital, she meets a boy named Brian who suffers from aneurysms and together, they learn about what they fear, what they know, what they believe, and what they hope for.
THE INEXPLICABLE CHAOS FACTOR OF MIA GREGORY is an exceptionally long title for a short play all about Liv and Mia. Liv is one of the most brilliant teenage mathematicians in the country, but she does not understand her best (and only) friend Mia. Like, at all. And now, she’s doing this stupid play to try to figure it out. An incredibly moving and empowering story about the chaos we create, and the order we can find in it.
These two plays are presented by the ten members of the Young Theatre Makers Ensemble. These one-act plays touch on themes of uncertainty, fear, mortality, friendship, and ultimately – hope. The Ensemble members carry the plays across with light and humor, but ultimately the performances pack an emotional punch. You don’t want to miss this unique theatrical experience!
Because these plays deal with emotional topics including one character who loses a family member to suicide and makes her own attempt, the Ensemble is using this production as an opportunity to partner with community members and organizations to raise awareness around local mental health resources. The chance to represent these stories, and in turn confront scary topics, allows people to come together and move from fear toward hope.
Anyone who is suffering can connect with the Wyoming Lifeline simply by dialing “988.” You do not have to be suicidal to call. If you or a loved one need to talk, call them now. Someone is always there for you on the other end of the line.
All seats $12
Supported in part by a grant from both the Homer A and Mildred S Scott Family Foundation and the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, a program of the Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources