Now that Thin Line Fest is over, you crave more entertainment that's thought-provoking and creative, right?  Sundown Collaborative Theatre's production of Lovers is just what you need.

photo courtesy Tori Cornuaud photo courtesy Tori Cornuaud

Lovers combines short scenes of couples' conversations with brief dance interludes.  The dancers wear masks, as we all do when we are interacting with others.  A musician plays edgy live music between scenes.  Audience members pick words out of Cupid's myriad of containers.  These words are announced by Cupid as a tool for improvisation.

It's all very complicated, just like real life.  It's also very beautiful as the dancers portray struggles and happiness with equal grace.  But I have to say, my favorite thing about this event is the mix of types of couples.  I don't remember one "normal" couple depicted and I love that.  We see same sex couples, a transgender character, and adulterous lovers all treated equally.  The thing is that it doesn't matter what type of physical or sexual characteristics are present in the members of the couple.  We all go through similar issues in relationships.  We know what it likes to feel jealous, inadequate, elated, stuck, content, supported, abandoned, and loved.

Bravo, Sundown Collaborative Theatre, for once again producing work that is important and good.

Lovers is for mature audiences only.  It is showing at the Green Space Arts Collective at 529 Malone, from February 27 - March 1 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 students/seniors.  To reserve tickets or pay in advance, call 940-220-9302 or email