How long, and how tight, should you hold on to a part of yourself that's no longer there? It's the most wrenching question in "Lopsided," EA Kafkalas' searching play. This drama explores the raw side of breast cancer, from the scars of surgery to the damaged self-image—and at the same time embraces a sense of strength and hope. Kafkalas reminds us that the membrane between being shallow and being human is paper thin.
The plot revolves around four college friends who have reunited in London for the marriage of their friend, Dr. Mary Lewis. Megan, a photographer, discovers her best friend, Laurie, a high school teacher, has been fighting breast cancer for the past seven months. Laurie kept her illness a secret from Megan because Megan lost her lover to inflammatory breast cancer. Despite Laurie’s positive attitude, her self-esteem has been shattered by the mastectomy and her ex-boyfriend’s insensitivity. Complicating Laurie’s weekend is the thought of seeing Gail, who still believes that Laurie stole her boyfriend in college.
Written by EA Kafkalas and presented by WatermelonAlligator Theatre Company.
October 10 - 27 in the Black Box Theater
Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2:00pm
Tickets $20, $15 for Members
EA Kafkalas is a novelist and playwright. Her plays Lopsided and Pandora’s Golden Box have been performed in Pennsylvania and New York. Her novels The Second Heart, Soul Mistakes, Out of Grief, and Frankie & Petra can be found at eakafkalas.com, Amazon, and wherever eBooks are sold. A true Renaissance woman, she has worked in the theatre as an actor, director, and producer. Sample productions include: The Actor’s Nightmare, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All For You, The Gift of the Magi, Baby with the Bathwater, Daughters, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Story Theatre, Top Girls. In addition, EA is a member of the Golden Crown Literary Society. In her spare time, she is a mixed media artist working with clay and acrylics.