Future Tense

Bradbury

Quinland is in another SouthWest StageWorks production this month, a set of three short plays by Ray Bradbury called Future Tense. Q is in the ensemble of the first two plays (The Veldt and Kaleidoscope) and plays the Young Child in the third play, To the Chicago Abyss.

David and I went to the matinee showing on Mother’s Day. I had no idea what to expect, other than that if it’s Ray Bradbury, it must be science fiction. I don’t want to give any of the plots away, but I will say that the show is pretty intense. I highly recommend seeing it, but it’s not suitable for small children.

Besides beaming with pride at how well Q did in his role, I really enjoyed Sofia as Wendy in The Veldt, Tristan as Applegate in Kaleidoscope, and Luke as the Old Man in To the Chicago Abyss. So much so, in fact, that I’m going to go at least once more this week (or maybe twice)! Besides, the seating is in the round, so I’ll get a chance to see it from a couple of different angles.

Future Tense continues this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (5/14/15 through 5/16/15) at Wilson High School. Seating is limited; tickets are available online. (Click here for tickets.)