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‘Jason, Jason and Florence’ at the Ring

The Players’ Ring
105 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
United States
Phone:603-436-8123

July 19 – 28, 2019
An original play by Matthew Bickerstaff
DPresented by Above the Rearview Productions

What if all of your bad thoughts, were a person? And what if this person, was the only one you could trust?

Florence has learned never to expect much from anyone, including herself. Halfway through a life of disappointment, a chance encounter with her abusive father resurfaces a plethora of unresolved emotions from back when they shared a home, and the effect it’s taken on her since. One afternoon, after hearing out her fathers plea of redemption, Florence agrees to spend a meal with him, on the condition that if she does, then he will stop trying to reach out to her and reconnect, for good.

Throughout our story, scenes from Florence’s past are revisited on stage, from both the perspectives of those surrounding her, and her own, showing us the person she once was, and the people she refuses to become.

But letting go of the past isn’t so easy for Florence, as she’s not one who’s too quick to forgive the actions of those around her, and the shortcomings of herself. And to top it all off, the voice inside her head just wont leave her alone, and after 11 years of putting up with it, it’s becoming difficult to distinguish which thoughts are her own, and which thoughts are not.

Will letting go of the past really fix Florence, or is she simply just getting better at convincing herself that she isn’t broken?

July 19 – 28, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 10:00 p.m., Sundays at 9:00 p.m.

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