First Comes Love
Written by Stephanie M Hipple
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Please come to Final Show Tonight in the 2019 Minnesota fringe.
The play is an experience of the ethereal plane and has personal stories/experiences that resonate.
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August 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the
Theatre In The Round
For Stephanie M Hipple's "First Comes Love"
Let us remember PULSE & ALL LOST to What has become an Epidemic of Massacres
And now for a review from Lavendar magazine
Fringe Review: ‘First Comes Love” Mourns Victims of the Pulse Massacre
By John Townsend August 6, 2019
On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a.k.a. Omar Mir Seddique, murdered 49 people at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. 53 more were injured. It was the deadliest mass killing in American GLBT history. Writer-director Stephanie M. Hipple has shaped a theatricalized elegy in remembrance of the tragedy. It works as a stream of consciousness of scenes that resonate of those killed, their spirits, and those left here in life on earth. Candles dot parts of the stage, adding to the production’s sense of ritual. Baseball metaphors, swan imagery, angels and silhouettes of those caught in Mateen’s line of fire add to the anguish portrayed by the actors in this heartfelt production.
The charismatic Jex Arzayus makes a stark existential impression in a type of spirit role that echoes of someone shattered by the shootings. The rest of First Comes Love’s strong ensemble cast also gives their all: Nayely Becerra, Samuel Joseph, Ruben Najera, Ash Martini, Tom S Tea, Ryan D Maddux, Aiden Campbell, Edduar Peralta, and Gabi Del Moral.
First Comes Love
Through August 11th
Theatre in the Round