Sunday, August 9, 2015

Fringe Festival 2015: "One in Two Million"

Day: 8

Show: 36

Category: Drama

By: Seasons of Dreams

Written by: Nicole M. Lewis

Location: U of M Rarig Center Xperimental

Summary: The life and relationship of a young couple in love takes a turn when one of them is diagnosed with a rare and fatal disease.

Highlights: People use the phrase "one in a million" all the time to describe the uniqueness of someone they love, but in Lexi's case, she is literally one in two million when she's diagnosed with a disease that only affects one in two million people. As she struggles with the painful and debilitating effects of FOP, which causes her body to grow bone, Henry never leaves her side. They're determined to go through this together. As the young lovers, Cage Sebastian Pierre and Emily Rose Duea are both strong and appealing actors (and might I say, it's refreshing to see an inter-racial couple in which race is not an issue), and Eric Arthur Dreier provides strong support as the doctor who's equal parts fascinated by the rare disease and horrified by how it's affecting Lexi. This show was another last minute replacement for a sold out show, and I'm glad I got to witness this rare, beautiful, and heart-breaking love story.