Set outside of Boston, Honey Fist follows a group of old friends gathering for an annual bender honoring Justin, a high school buddy who died young. An old adversary who turned Hollywood shows up with a movie star on his arm and a Porsche for the person who shares the best story about Justin. After the story-telling ends in a fight, the friends kidnap the movie star girlfriend as payback, and her presence unearths a painful truth about how Justin really died.
Flux’s production of Honey Fist will run in rep with their production of Johnna Adams’ Sans Merci. While both plays stand alone as individually conceived works, when presented together a fascinating dialogue emerges. Both plays explore the fraught landscape of loss, asking urgent questions like: “Who owns the stories of the dead?” and “Is it possible to move on without letting go?” yet each play has its own distinct and vital voice. Flux hopes that audiences will join them in the conversation sparked by presenting these plays together. The creative team for both productions will include Sound Design by Janie Bullard, Scenic Design by Charles Murdock Lucas, Costume Design by Will Lowry, and Lighting Design by Kia Rogers.
About the Company: Flux Theatre Ensemble
FLUX THEATRE ENSEMBLE Flux is an ensemble of 12 multi-faceted theatre artists developing plays through its quarterly Food:Soul play development series, weekly Flux Sunday workshops and its annual week-long retreat. In 2008, the New York Press called Flux “The Most Underappreciated Indie Theatre Whose Work You Should Get Your Ass To” and nytheatre.com made Flux one of their “People of the Year” for 2008.
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Jen Silverman's "Notes on Drowning" directed by Laura Braza
Sonya Sobieski's "True Enough" directed by Caleb Eigsti
John Weagly's "Purple Hearts and Missing Femurs" directed by Eric Alba
The cast features Eric Alba, Courtney Fitzgerald, Genevieve Hudson-Price, Joshua Everett Johnson, Joe Mullen, Nick Reinhardt, Elizabeth Spano, and Ryan Willard.
Scenic design by Cory Rodriguez
Costume design by Casey Malone
Lighting design by Tracy Lynn Wertheimer
Sound design by Joshua B. Jenks
Props design by Lauren Genutis