Sonata For Four Hands – a new play

Coming at ya this morning behind a cheap Dell laptop and a sea of children wearing pink. Sometimes work isn’t so bad (I mean, a Mac would be nice but you know). Maybe it’s because I don’t have a class until 10am or maybe it’s because it’s Friday. Either way, I’ll take it.

I’m feeling SUPER PUMPED to promote the show I’m currently working on. “Sonata For Four Hands” by Bridget Erin is a play centered around relationships, piano and politics, chronicling the relationship between two teens, Jonah and Eliza, over the course of a few years. When I tell you that it’s one of the most beautiful scripts I’ve read in a very long time, I mean it. I sat at my laptop and cried after reading it for the first time. I knew I wanted the role, and I feel so lucky and blessed to have been offered and trusted with it.

I am both honored and humbled to be working on this play with such a dedicated team of theatre artists. Mike Spara and Rebecca Meyers round out the cast, and can I tell you just how incredible they are? I never leave rehearsal thinking, “Welp, THIS BLOWS.” I leave thinking, “I’m tired as hell, but that was awesome.” Some days, I don’t even want to leave at all. They make me laugh and they make me feel safe. I think that’s very important.

SFFH Eliza and Jonah
Kaitlyn McQuin (me!) as Eliza and Mike Spara as Jonah
SFFH Ruth
Rebecca Meyers as Ruth

*Photos by Colleen Discola

Harold Gervais is directing, Dan Zimmer designed the set and lights, and Mike Harkins is covering sound. These three dudes are just super. Really. It brings me immense joy to walk into the space each night and see them at work.

“Sonata For Four Hands” opens on October 21st in the jazz studio at NOCCA in New Orleans, LA. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.secondstarperformancecollective.com.

In the meantime, follow our hashtag #sonataforfourhands on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! Also, check out some press articles about the show and see quotes from the cast on their experience tackling their characters:

The New Orleans Advocate

nola.com

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