Pizza and Threesomes | Sarah Flanagan

February 23, 2015 8:09 PM

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Pizza and Threesomes | Sarah Flanagan

Sun and Room is an affectionate and painfully honest look into those college years you might want to forget. It explores transitional friendships and nights that come with freshman year and often go without reflection. Written by Danny Mitarotondo and directed by Shannon Fillion, the play takes place over a single, normal night in the life of three college students. Like any good teen drama, it centers on a party. Like any good college party, the action starts when the sun sets and ends when it rises. What separates Sun and Room from dozens of teen movies and TV shows is its dedication to real life experiences. These young characters are not dealing with handguns, drug busts or surprise pregnancies. Their dramas are internal. Personal tragedies and deaths linger in the background as off-stage action. Like in real life, the characters' burdens continually challenge them without stealing their spotlight.

Each of the actors, Leah Brewer, Zoë Pike, and Matthew Socci, play characters named after themselves. Each plays to the combined loneliness and eagerness of the college experience in his or her own way, but the chemistry between them feels organic. Their natural performances are born from the playwr...

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