Performer tackles love lost and suicide notes with dark humor
By Summer Olsson
Christina Slyter’s new solo show is about a woman who has become a shut-in, terrified of the outside world, because her husband killed himself—yet it’s full of dark humor. “The show takes place on the night that she wakes up,” Slyter says, “and discovers that there are people in her house. She tries to be a good hostess to them and show them a good time ... “ The audience members are the visitors in her house, and as the woman gets closer to revealing truths, her hostess skills unravel.
Two solo performers weave one-act stories in Women of Their Word. Actor and public radio host Vivian Nesbitt performs "The Bark & The Tree," about finding identity through legacy. Lynn C. Miller, the creator of several one-woman shows about famous female writers, acts in "Saved by Gertrude Stein." The piece chronicles the creative journey she took while playing Stein. Check the ladies out at The Kosmos (1715 Fifth Street NW,) on May 21 and 22, at 3 p.m.