While there are very few things parents and children can agree on, all generations can admit to the awkwardness inherent in the dreaded birds-and-bees talk. But in the world of A. Rey Pamatmat’s play, Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them, a new level of awkwardness is reached when there’s no one around for the talk to take place.
Presented by Theatre Confetti at The Power Plant Basement, the storyline follows three children – twelve-year-old Edith, her sixteen-year-old brother Kenny, and his best friend Benji – as they struggle to come to terms with their budding sexuality and family abandonment. With dictionaries in place of parental wisdom, the stage is set for perplexity and all its synonyms.
Set on a farm – the iconic image of no-place-like-home – Pamatmat’s play threatens his character’s traditional notions of the safety of the family nest, all while guiding them through a new exploration of their own strength.
Get lost and found again in the world of adolescence with the Philadelphia premiere, March 7 through 24.
Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them
When: March 7-24
Where: The Power Plant Basement, 233 N. Bread Street
Cost: Tickets are $15-30
More info: www.theatreconfetti.com