The Liminal alternative artspace in Roanoke holds a regular reading series. The theme for this month was the Equinox, for which anything autumnal would do, we were told. Almost everybody else brought pieces about the fall and the changes of seasons.
I brought a piece about football. A very loud piece, in which Mike Allen played a high school football coach and Heather Brush was the school principal.
Here’s a photo from “Thirty Years of Bitterness On The Tongue.”
THIRTY YEARS OF BITTERNESS ON THE TONGUE
A coach attempts to motivate his high school players by making them drink vinegar — to know what the taste of defeat is like. Cast: One male, one non-gender. Running time: Five minutes.
* Staged reading at No Shame Theatre, Roanoke, Va., Sept. 4, 2010.
* Staged reading at Liminal alternative artspace, Roanoke, Va. Sept. 23, 2013.
UPDATED: And now here’s the video from the event: