Three Quarter Inches of Sky
written by Sherry Kramer | directed by Madge Darlington
presented by Rude Mechs as part of our Rude Fusion series
April 22nd at 8:00 p.m. / Tickets $10 gen, $5 Stu
About the Play
The doctors said Trula’s 90-year-old father’s memory was fading, he had at best two years left. So Trula moved him in with her. But year after year, he doesn’t get worse. On the one hand, that’s wonderful. And on the other hand? Trula has another problem. And it’s not just that her father will eat only chicken pot pies and they’ve stopped making the one brand he will eat. A play about how we carry our memories, and how they carry us.
About Sherry Kramer
Sherry Kramer’s recent work is about the American Dream and how we are failing it. She has written about our role in destabilizing the Middle East over oil (When Something Wonderful Ends), the rise of a populist demagogue in the heartland (Ivanhoe, MO), the power of the press to distort the shape of a nation’s soul (The Ruling Passion), and two plays about America’s relationship with money and philanthropy (How Water Behaves and The Bay of Fundy, An Adaptation of One Line From the Mayor of Casterbridge). These plays invite their audience to find new ways to understand who we are as a nation, and how we might find our way back to being the generous, fair-minded people we believe ourselves to be.
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About Rude Fusion
Rude Fusion is a program designed to develop deeper relationships with some of Austin’s finest theatre artists by offering material, financial and creative support for their new works, and by helping bring nationally acclaimed artists to town. Rude Fusion aims to help artists to take artistic risks, explore new ideas and keep their focus on artist pay and production values.
Rude Mechs is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.