It is a play that made its world premiere in Milwaukee — just in time for national LGBT History Month.
Showing now at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, "after all the terrible things I do" addresses the topics of bullying and acceptance of others. The play runs now through Nov. 9.
From the Rep's website:
A poignant, new American drama finds Daniel, a writer, fresh out of college, returning to his Midwestern hometown to regain his sense of self. He takes a job at a local bookstore owned by Linda, an émigré from the Philippines, and soon after, they realize their connection is much deeper than a shared love of literature. Together they will have to face the trauma of their pasts to create second chances for themselves—but can they find forgiveness?
For adventurous theater-goers, this brand new play asks audiences to confront their inner demons and their pasts. What have you done that you might regret? Does your past define who you are now? If you enjoyed recent Rep productions of The Whipping Man or A Raisin In the Sun, you’ll find after all the terrible things I do to be electrifying. A provocative piece from a rising playwright, this is good choice for those who love gripping drama with surprise twists.
The 90-minute show features a two person cast. Actors Mark Junek and Sophia Skiles came to the 88nine studios last week to chat about the show — what it meant for them to take on such challenging roles and the significance of the topic among the LGBT community. Click the Soundcloud player below to hear our interview, unedited.