Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features two book projects: a heavy-hitting war novel and a lighthearted series called Funterventions.
Giving the typical summer outdoor theater experience a twist, director Scott Keel chose to stage the production with the audience on two sides of the cast. The actors played the show mostly on the new lower stage area.
The production, a satire about the “manosphere” (or men’s rights movement), takes its name from the The Red Pill online community, hosted on Reddit, “where men go to air their toxic views about women,” according to The Guardian. It was inspired by the events that unfolded around Waking Life Espresso.
This is the story of three Mississippi sisters who’ve drifted apart, but when Babe shoots her abusive husband, tongues start wagging all over town. This stirs wild, wandering songstress Meg homeward to their grandfather’s house where their faithful sister Lenny has been a caregiver.