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Past Production

Edith Can Shoot Things And Hit Them

By A. Rey Pamatmat
Directed by Desdemona Chiang
Feb 26, 2015–Mar 21, 2015
Venue: The Thick House

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A. Rey Pamatmat

Kenny and his spunky sister Edith are a-ok. Sure, Edith talks to her stuffed frog, and stands sentry with a pellet gun at night. There isn’t much food in the refrigerator and there’s even less adult supervision. But against all odds, they are making it work…and making up the rules as they go along. When Kenny falls for his best friend Benji and Edith shoots something more than a bale of hay, the formerly indifferent outside world comes barging in. Full of humor, this sweet coming-of-age story celebrates the love that binds us.

Featuring: Maro Guevara, Wes Gabrillo, Nicole Javier
Stage Manager: Stephanie Stratman
Assistant Stage Manager: Adeline Smith
Scenic Design: Deanna Zibello
Costume Design: Megan LaFleur
Lighting Design: Ray Oppenheimer
Sound Design: Madeleine Oldham
Scenic & Props Design: Devon LaBelle★
Production Manager: Stephanie Alyson Henderson★

★ Crowded Fire Resident Artist

Reviews

Featured on KQED ARTS’ ‘The Do List’ with Cy Musiker and David Wiegand “Crowded Fire Theater is opening its new season with a bang.”

“The sterling three-person ensemble shines…[Edith] extends the right to the classic American narrative to new characters.” — Lily Janiak, SF Weekly

“Crowded Fire’s EDITH hits the target…strong, finely detailed work. [Wes] Gabrillo’s Kenny is heroic….[Maro] Guevara as Benji is just about as note perfect as he could be….[Nicole Javier as Edith] delivers on ferocity, intelligence and emotional volatility.” — Chad Jones, TheaterDogs

“There is a low-key charm to Pamatmat’s examination of three young lives as they learn both easy and hard-won truths. There is also considerable humor that flows as this trio stumbles forward and their inexperience collides with an often-misplaced self-confidence.” –Richard Dodds, Bay Area Reporter

This 2012 Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association Citation Nominee was a fan and critical favorite at the 2011 Humana Festival. Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them was hailed by the Louisville Courier as an “utterly sincere and winning drama about three good kids that sparkles with moments of gentle comedy.”

Photos

Left at home alone, twelve year old Edith (Nicole Javier) keeps watch from the hay loft with Fergie, her stuffed frog.

Photo by Pak Han

More than just latch key kids, Edith (Nicole Javier) and Kenny (Wes Garbrillo)  await word from Dad about this week’s finances.

Photo by Pak Han

When things go bump in the night, twelve year old Edith (Nicole Javier) is convinced she can protect herself. 

Photo by Pak Han

Kenny (Wes Gabrillo) and Benji (Maro Guevara) become more than just study partners.

Photo by Pak Han

Edith (Nicole Javier) is won over by Benji (Maro Guevara).

Photo by Pak Han

Benji (Maro Guevara) finds comfort and protection with his boyfriend Kenny (Wes Gabrillo).

Photo by Pak Han

Brainy. Courageous. Resourceful. Who needs parents when you’ve got each other? (Maro Guevara, Nicole Javier, and Wes Gabrillo)

Photo by Cheshire Isaacs

Left without supervision, twelve year old Edith (Nicole Javier) and her trusted stuffed friend stand sentry each night. Armed with spunk, fortitude, and her bb gun, what could possibly go wrong?

Photo by Cheshire Isaacs

Funders

2015 Corporate Season Sponsor: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
2015 Season Producer:
Dugan Moore
Project Support:
Dramatistist Guild Fund
General Operating Support: The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax Fund