710 E. Garfield St.
Experience four new pieces of contemporary dramatic literature with Relative Theatrics. Participants will engage directly with modern plays by listening to actor-led readings of the texts, then joining discussions breaking down the thematic elements of the works and their relevance to today’s society.
In February, come discuss Steven Dietz’s Rocket Man. Rocket Man is a serious comedy about the road not taken. Donny Rowan has placed everything he owns on his front lawn, along with a sign that reads: “Here’s my life. Make an offer.” He has cut a skylight into his attic and placed his E-Z Boy recliner underneath–where he can sit, staring at the stars. Somewhere in the universe Donny Believes, is a place where all the roads we never chose converge. Rocket Man explores one man’s obsessive desire to find this “parallel world”–and the profound effect of his decision on his family and friends. Themes: crisis of faith, parallel universes, philosophy, and family.