Slide Glide the Slippery Slope

Now in their mid-thirties, a farm twin and a city twin come to meet for the first time since infanthood. How is family defined? What is the “perfect” child? The talking sheep explains all.

Play title:  Slide Glide the Slippery Slope

Author (s):  Kia Corthron

Publisher: Smith and Kraus, Inc

Publication Date: 2003

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Genetics

Secondary Discipline: Biology

Scientist (s): Fictional

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 6 Women, 1 Man

Erm, Elo, Retta, Sear, Rosie, Dell, A Nurse

Setting: Basic playing area in the living room of /erm’s  farmhouse

Time Period: The Present

Synopsis of Play: Now in their mid-thirties, a farm twin and a city twin come to meet for the first time since infanthood. How is family defined? What is the “perfect” child? The talking sheep explains all. http://www.kiacorthron-author.com/works.htm

First Performance Date: March 2003

First Producer: Humana Festival of New American Plays

Performance History: Slide Glide the Slippery Slope premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in March 2003. It was directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton with scenic design by Paul Owen, costume design by Rondi Hillstrom Davis, lighting design by Tony Penna, sound design by Bray Poor, and the production stage manager was Cat Domiano. Slide Glide the Slippery Slope was originally commissioned by Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum.

Links:

https://variety.com/2003/legit/reviews/slide-glide-the-slippery-slope-1200541208/

http://articles.latimes.com/2003/jun/07/entertainment/et-foley7

https://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/11/movies/critic-s-notebook-if-they-re-breathing-they-re-talking.html

http://www.curtainup.com/humana2003.html

https://creativeloafing.com/content-180810-Theater-Review–Family-way

https://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/when-in-the-course-of-humana-events_5874.html

Entered by: Meaghan Yesford

Photo/Visual Research with citations

                                                                 

2003, Humana Festival, Photo: John Fitzgerald                                     2003, Taper Too Theatre

2003, Taper Too Theatre

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