To me one of the most potent aspects of this wonderful play has been the points it makes about how we package, present and retell the things that happen to us. Flan and Ouisa narrate the story from the beginning, with breathless delight, but by the end of the play Ouisa has plunged more deeply. How do we talk about our deepest experiences without cheapening them into mere anecdotes -- "Oh, yes, tell the one about the time we met that boy!" -- drained of their true emotional resonance?
Looking forward to seeing this production on Saturday.