Theatre Confetti presents the Philadelphia premiere of Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them, a moving new play by A. Rey Pamatmat. Theatre Confetti, formerly known as Nice People Theatre Company, is led by co-artistic directors Nicole Paloux and Bi Jean Ngo. The production is directed by Aaron Cromie and stars Ngo, Justin Jain and Steve Pacek in a timely play about adolescence, homosexuality and abandonment, running March 7 - 24, 2013.
Out on a farm in Middle America, twelve-year-old Edith (Ngo), her brother sixteen-year-old Kenny (Jain), and his best friend Benji (Pacek) are learning how to grow up in a world without adult supervision. From her perch in the barn, Edith watches as Kenny and Benji's friendship matures into something more and decides the best way to stop being a little girl is to become their biggest protector.
Performed in the basement of the Old City Power Plant, Paloux says of the piece: "Edith was the most talked-about play to come out of the 2011 Humana Festival. It tells a beautiful story about love, loneliness and discovering who you are, and gives us the opportunity to create an immersive environment where the audience can really be thrown right into the world of the play. And it packs that punch that our company has become known for. With our all-star local cast, it's the perfect show to kick off our new image as Theatre Confetti."
Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them runs March 7 - 24, 2013 (opening night is Friday, March 8, at 8 p.m.), at The Power Plant Basement, 233 North Bread Street in Philadelphia (access off of New Street, between 2nd and 3rd). Tickets are $10-35 and are available online at theatreconfetti.com.