Looking for the Pony

Looking for the Pony

Venus Theatre Play Shack
21 C Street Laurel

Eloisa (Oisie) is finally ready to leave a lifeless career to pursue a long-delayed dream when her sister Lauren is diagnosed with breast cancer. Laurenís perfect life and Oisieís second chance collide as the sisters grab hands and embark on a roller-coaster ride of treatment, ambition, loss, and acceptance. Myriad other characters are played in quick, and often comic, succession by two other actors. As funny as it is heart-breaking, This play is a fast-paced journey dedicated to the fierce love of two sisters. Oisie and Laurenís love for one another transforms and ultimately deepens through the fight for Laurenís survival and Oisieís dream. Poetic scenes are punctuated with naturalistic beats as the journey pulls Oisie into the past that forged their unique bond. The play unfolds as a life-affirming fugue even in Laurenís ultimate death and Oisieís bittersweet emergence. The life force wins.

Thru - Nov 21, 2010