Erica and Vicky meet, get married, have children, and get divorced. Only not in that order, as we see scenes from the end of their relationships juxtaposed with scenes from the early days. Scenes are from seconds to many minutes long. The program says the timeframe is 1985 to 2031, and at first my linear brain was working a little too hard to put things into a timeline. But soon I was able to let go of that and just let the pieces fall into place. While the full exact story of these 40+ years is never revealed, the pieces are enough to color this relationship that is very real in its highs and lows, joys and sorrows.
|Jasmine Hughes and Sarah Agnew (photo by Rich Ryan)|
Bright Half Life continues through February 21 in Pillsbury House's intimate and cozy theater space in South Minneapolis. It's short and sweet but takes you through a full and epic journey of love.