Urban Stages, NYC 2018
Feb. 7 @ 7:00 pm, Feb. 8 @ 7:00 pm
Feb. 10 @ 8:00 pm, Feb. 11 @ 2:00 pm,
Feb. 13 @ 7:00 pm, Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm,
Feb. 16 @ 8:00 pm, Feb. 17 @ 2:00 pm
By Elise Forier Edie
Directed by Ingrid Sonnichsen
With: Amy Landis
The Year in Review – City Paper
Let us praise Off the Wall Theater’s one-woman drama The Pink Unicorn. Amy Landis zinged as a conservative Christian widow challenging — and challenged by — the mores of her small town over revelations of the gender identity of her only child. Ingrid Sonnichsen directed playwright Elise Forier Edie’s 2013 tale of motherhood under siege and an unexpected journey.
“There’s nothing off the wall about the truthfulness and humanity of The Pink Unicorn…(it) immediately pulls us into the home and mind of Trish and her tale of bewilderment, concern, anger and, mostly, love.”
Pittsburgh City Paper
“What ensues is a funny and endearing account of a battle on the frontlines of the culture wars, one that reveals both the breathtaking hypocrisy of religious rhetoric and the hope-inspiring transformations that can be achieved when people have the courage to take a stand at the local level.”
A recent widow 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?
“The Pink Unicorn” is a treatise on love, religion and human sexuality, but it is also side-splittingly funny.” ‘Burgh Vivant