"Fun, funny, tender and provocative all at the same time." -- Hal Strong, former Chair, Seattle Repertory Theatre
Sometimes it takes an elephant in the room to show you what you believe in. Meet Martha, the devout receptionist who can't decide if she wants to do a water cleanse. Then there's Seth, the superhero scientist who can't figure out how to ask Martha out on a date. There’s also Sal, the computer nerd who’s in charge of other people’s technology, but can’t manage his own life. Crystal, on the other hand, is a devilish bartender who’s always in charge, but no one is entirely sure of what. She seems to be at odds with Fred, a mysterious temp who says he likes to be there when people need him the most, but might just need some help of his own. Join this motley crew on a magical ride and discover that all you need is a little faith and a dead elephant.
It all began as a conversation I overheard in the waiter station at work. Two people talking about faith and water cleanses in the same sentence. Seriously. The writer in me knew there was a story to tell, and the actor in me wanted to be the one to perform it! Faith is the thing that everyone thinks about, but no one wants to discuss except with his or her therapist (or these days, a life coach). In a sense, it's the "elephant in the room." And thus, my play was born! The story evolved out of the one act play The Day Martha Chose to Ignore God. Given a title like that, it was only fitting that the development of it proved to be the ultimate test of my faith... in myself. This piece pushed me to write about things I never even dreamed of... from water cleanses and superhero scientists to computer nerds and stampeding elephants. At times, I questioned if I was on the right path. But something made me keep going, and I'm so glad I did. It's been an amazing journey thus far, and I'm looking forward to whatever is to come!