The Soaps of Paris, by Thornton Davidson
Fasten your seatbelts, Madames et Monsieurs, for a group therapy session with patients Julia, Tim, Yvette, Robert and Darling who in turn struggle for identity, power, redemption and revenge. A lonely psychologist and her reckless intern take the group on a metaphoric trip to Paris and back, catapulting their fragile psyches off the Eiffel Tower before the tables are turned and their own secrets are revealed. This new drama, written by Thornton Davidson and directed by Kate McKnight, begs the question: how can a tiny bar of souvenir soap so perfectly represent the slippery path to psychological instability?
Thornton Davidson (Playwright) is not the co-creator of anything, but has been honored to assist Woodward Shakespeare Festival in its mission to bring free Shakespeare to the Central Valley. In addition, he proudly assisted Robert Rosati with the building of The ERISA Law Group, which helps disabled individuals throughout the United States gain economic independence. Mr. Davidson is at work on two other plays, Wake Up, Darling and You Can Keep It.
Kate McKnight (Director) is best known to Fresno audiences as an actor. She recently reprised the role of Dawn in The Universal Language, as well as directed "English Made Simple" in Artists' Repertory Theater's production of All in the Timing. Her previous roles include Hannah in Arcadia (ART), Lyssa in An American Daughter (GCP), and Carrie in The Great Nebula of Orion which she co-produced and co-directed for Rogue 2008. Ms. McKnight feels fortunate to work supporting arts education as the Visual & Performing Arts Coordinator in Fresno Unified School District. She is also a proud member of the Rogue Festival Board of Directors.
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