By Bob Evans
Original Review on KC Applauds
For Fringe entry, “Star Stuff,” two short plays by Emma Carter, both from two separate futuristic time frames, would both qualify for inclusion in the old TV series The Twilight Zone, with scenarios that depict a woman’s worth in society.
Carter’s two pieces, produced by Forrest Attaway and Kokopelli Theatre Company focus on social position of women in society and choices they make. “Rank” and “Happy?” give Carter the opportunity to challenge social mores and social positions assigned to women.
In Carter’s pieces, she cast three local actresses that understand the material and give high-caliber deliveries of the material. The cast for each play involves three characters, keeping tight focus on the plot by creating strong rounded characters.