Back in June, 2014, I attended a Fresh Ink Theatre Company First Look reading of Walt McGough’s new play, Chalk. I was sitting in the Factory Theatre (RIP) Community Room, and found myself drawn in to this tale of quiet post-apocalyptic dread and uncertainty. Even as a reading, the play’s underlying themes, its dialogue, and the performative talents of the two readers made me drop my hackles, raised at the sight of yet another theatrical tale about the end of the world. I vowed that I would see the show when it opened in January, 2015.
Tonight, the production will open at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (which generously offered its space to Fresh Ink after the Factory Theatre promptly closed its doors last fall). It is directed by the lovely Sarah Gazdowicz (the main reason I won’t be reviewing the play, and will just enjoy it from the audience), and performed by Christine Power and Caroline Rose Markham.
Tickets can be purchased here. I strongly advise you to check out this play. Fresh Ink also has some extra events going on. Here are the details, brazenly stolen from their website:
“We have several exciting events during the run — join us for the Post-show Social following the evening performance this Saturday, our Cheap Date Night on Wednesday, Jan. 21, or Playwrights’ Night on Thursday, Jan. 15 and 22. And don’t forget about our Pay-What-You-Can matinee performances on Jan. 10 and 24 at 3pm!”