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Abbey’s Box

May 3 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$15 – $20

Abbey’s Box
Friday, May 3, 2024 – 7:00 PM EDT
Like many of us, Abbey lives in a box – she struggles to reveal her true self in a world so dominated by judgement. Bringing an entire story to life alone in a small space is a challenging feat, yet Abbey delivers. Her quirky demeanor puts us at ease, drawing us into the tale as she effortlessly switches between characters. Her heartfelt storytelling is accompanied by avid symbolism: dance, clowning and long sheer scarves seeming to represent past insecurities.

A budding Vermont romance sparks Abbey’s descent from her box, nevertheless this takes an unfortunate turn as our perception of her love story deteriorates. The thought-provoking piece sparks critical self-reflection: do we place pleasing others above ourselves? Do we pursue unhappy relationships to prevent us from climbing back into our boxes? And, most pertinently, how do we differentiate between a “quirk” and a “red flag”?

Fresh off of a critically acclaimed run at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Abbey Glover’s debut solo show centers on a young woman determined to break free from her box, be herself, and find love. Uniquely blending theater, storytelling, comedy, and clown, “Abbey’s Box” is a funny, moving, and thought-provoking quest for self-acceptance that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like a bit of an odd duck.

‘Full of charm and a delight to watch…Abbey is a kooky characterful narrator whose wry take on relationships wouldn’t be out of place in either a Greta Gerwig film or the Peanuts comic strip’ * (The Scotsman)
‘A playful, poetic and poignant solo show exploring relatable topics through a refreshing new lens’ * (Broadway World)
‘An empowering hour doused in light-hearted humor’ * (EdFringeReview)
‘Spellbound…Abbey’s Box is just such a gem’ * (Get Your Coats On)
Bio:

Abbey Glover is a San Francisco-based writer, storyteller, and solo performer. Her work is anchored in a desire to say the things that she thinks and feels but has been scared to say out loud for fear of shame, embarrassment, or rejection. Abbey’s Box is her first solo show, which she premiered at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland to critical acclaim, including receiving four stars from The Scotsman and Broadway World and an OffFest nomination.

Details

Date:
May 3
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$15 – $20
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Website:
https://artistreevt.org/artistree-events

Organizer

Artistree Commuity Arts Center
Phone
802-457-3500
Email
info@artistreevt.org
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Other

Creative Zone
3CVT Zone (Orange and Windsor Counties)

Venue

Artistree Community Arts Center
2095 Pomfret Rd
South Pomfret, 05067
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Phone
8024573500
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