Touch by Toni Press-Coffman
By Toni Press-Coffman
Directed by Bill Peters
June 14th, 15th, 21at and 22nd @ 8pm
June 16th, 23rd @ 7pm
Center Stage, 1001 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
This piece contains mature content, and may not be suitable for underaged audiences.
Davis Banta KYLE KALKE
Max Bennett-Parker BENNIE LOCASTO
Emily Garber SERENA
April Bennett KATHLEEN
Stage Manager: Stephanie Nelson
Lighting Design: Lyndsey Gould
Set Design: Ralph Cardoza
Sound Design: Davis Banta
Costume Design: April Bennett
In high school, Astronomer Kyle Kalke made the discovery of a lifetime; true love, in the form of his vivacious, passionate wife, Zoe. When a random act of violence rips her from his life six years later, Kyle's faith in the universe he has devoted himself to studying is shaken to its core. As Kyle throws himself deeper into isolation and despondency, his best friend, Bennie, and his wife's sister, Serena, struggle to pull him back to reality and to confront his loss. Told through a shifting collection of memories, this poignant and gripping drama explores the nature of love, loss, and humanity's overwhelming desire for a moment of connection.
"a gripping, heart-wrenching, tender drama whose scenes shift seamlessly, character to character, past to present." NY Times.
"So often these days, theater aspires to nothing more than sheer escapism. But now and then, a deeply touching play comes along. TOUCH is one of those." Miami Herald.
"Toni Press-Coffman's play celebrates the beauty of survival with eloquence and grace." Portland Oregonian.
Center Stage (View)
1001 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060