off the WALL tackles transgender issues
‘The Pink Unicorn’
off the WALL Productions begins the new year with a regional premiere, an in-repertory production of “The Pink Unicorn,” a timely and eloquent play by Elise Forier Edie.
Recently widowed and raising her 14-year-old daughter in a small, conservative Texas town, Trish works at a nearby hospital and cherishes her church, her home and everything else she can count on in a world she now finds herself alone in. Then suddenly she faces a crisis she never saw coming: Her beloved teenage daughter announces she is gender queer, and that she’s starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school. Trish has no frame of reference for this information. Like many people in her world, transgender people and issues simply aren’t on her radar. How can she possibly be forced to choose sides?
Directed by Ingrid Sonnichsen and starring Amy Landis, performances are at 8 p.m. Feb 9, 10 and 11, and at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12, at Carnegie Stage, Carnegie. Encore performances will follow in May.
Ticket prices are $5-$40.
For tickets, visit www.insideoffthewall.com.