"This isn't theatre. This is art.""It's astounding. Exhausting. Intensely intimate, revelatory. Yet it speaks volumes to universal
experience. A perfect dance between the male/female characters, life's yin/yang. The final searing image is so potent, it illustrates the tightrope of life's overriding dilemma in one simple, magical dramatic moment. Whole plays have been written about that moment and not conveyed it so effectively. I couldn't talk afterwards, just needed to go off quietly to absorb the experience." "It is one of the deepest experiences of living in the now that I have encountered. I cannot accurately describe
the experience, I can only wholeheartedly recommend it." "The show was amazing! I was profoundly touched." "If you live in Dallas, Texas you need to go see this show it's amazing and an eye opener."
These are a sample of the flood of comments from critics and our audiences.*
"Love while you can."
Mark-Brian Sonna as the "Man"
Laura Lutz Jones as the "Woman"
Directed by Charles Ballinger
Persistence in Memory
February 6 – February 22, 2014
A play about a man, a woman, a chair, a mirror, and a noose. This ground breaking theatrical event debuted in 1987 at the experimental Deep Ellum Theatre Garage and has been evolving ever since. The “man” in the play who was 24 when the play premiered is now 48. In the play he examines his life, recounts experiences, both humorous and tragic, confesses secrets, and copes with love and loss. While the events of his early life remain the same, his point of view has changed with the passage of time and new experiences and reflections are added to the script.
How best to describe this play?
”It's astounding. Exhausting. Intensely intimate, revelatory. Yet it speaks volumes to universal experience.” – Alexandra Bonifield, Critical Rant & Rave.
“This isn’t theatre. It’s Art.” Jason Rice – PegasusNews.com.
Because this play continues to evolve over the years every time it is presented it is considered a World Premier.
The play runs aproximately 85 minutes with no intermission. Not recommended for children, people with insecurities, have an aversion to Lysol, or pessimists.
*quotes from Jason Rice, PegasusNews.com, Alexandra Bonifield, Critical Rant & Rave, Shelly Kaehr, Jim Smith, David Bates,