Driftwood Players to spotlight young Bellingham playwright Jan. 14-16

self-composedThe teen-age years are tough, even for the most well-adjusted. Add a difficult home life and you’ve got a full-blown existential crisis. This is the topic of a new play being featured by The Edmonds Driftwood Players for one weekend only — Jan. 16-19 — as part of their annual Spotlight on local playwrights.

“Self-Composed,” an edgy examination of self-identity and friendship, is a new play by young Bellingham author Lyssandra Norton. “The inspiration for this play comes from the existential crisis that all college students go through in their early 20s. That moment when you realize the world is so much bigger than you thought it was, yet your network is incredibly connected. You can know everyone and no one at once…”

The Driftwood Players is not alone in recognizing the talented voice behind this play – “Self-Composed” was nominated for the David Mark Cohen playwrighting award and was a finalist for the Paula Vogel playwrighting award in 2012. Gritty yet lyrical, this play speaks with an honesty and compassion that is wise beyond its years.

Featuring the talents of Tim Brandt, Addy Davis, Rebbe Foster, Deborah Jacoby, Luke Mirabal, and Yvonne Velez, “Self-Composed” is directed by Morgan S. Heetbrink. Suggested for ages 13 and over due to mature content.

Running one weekend only, January 16-19, 2014 Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14. Purchase at www.driftwoodplayers.com or call 425-774-9600.

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