A story that will surprise and move you…
SNOWANGEL by Lewis John Carlino
Featuring Sylvia Owens & Florian Eisentraut
Monday, June 5 at 20:00 hrs in MERLIN – Augustenstrasse 72, 70178 Stuttgart
Tickets – https://loveyourartist.com/de/events/dark-monday-snowangel-by-stuttgart-F3SYBO/overview
THE STORY –
The plot of SNOWANGEL involves a middle-of-the-night visit to a hooker by a troubled man, who is seeking affection in all the wrong places.
Tormented by the memories of a past love, John comes to Connie, a prostitute, to get her to reenact certain scenes that have etched themselves in his mind and that have become the symbol for all that was ethereal and beautiful in his life. He has brought along detailed notes of his first encounter with someone he loved and lost and asks Connie to recreate that meeting, word for word, gesture for gesture, so he might experience true affection again. Connie is reluctant to adhere to the John’s tightly scripted scene; he makes her wear certain clothing and apply make-up, trying to get her to resemble the girl he lost. He feverishly constructs a scene where he first met this Dream girl, in a museum.
The action builds until he almost feels the moment is being relived, that Connie is really the other girl until Connie feels threatened and shatters his illusion by screaming, “I’m not her! I’m me! I’m me!”
Shocked, John starts to leave, saying he is sorry, that he only wanted to feel the affection of those lost moments. Connie, shaken, asks him if he wants affection, what he gives in return. Quietly, she tells John what she imagines in this dirty little room while strangers use her. She tells her tale simply. When she finishes speaking, John is ashamed and has learned a simple lesson: that he must give to get, that he cannot erase the identity of another human being to suit his own needs.
Through the magical exchange of empathy and despair, their night together mysteriously evolves into passion and devotion from mockery and hatred; it is a story that will surprise and move you.
PERFORMANCE – Monday, June 5 at 20:00 hrs in MERLIN – Augustenstrasse 72, 70178 Stuttgart
In cooperation with: New English American Theatre, DAZ – Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum, Staatministerin für Kultur und Medien, Kulturverein Merlin e.V.