Gricelda Silva as Constance, Scenic by Caroline Reck, Costume by Lucie Cunningham. Austin, 2015. Photo by Stephen Pruitt
Winner Austin Critic’s Table Awards for Outstanding Lead Performance and Sound Design
Intrepid entrepreneur Constance is recently arrived in town in search of a more Authentic Lifestyle. Her plans to open an extravagant sundries shop in East Austin are thwarted by the former residents of her recently flipped bungalow, namely a colony of monk parakeets who have other plans for their longtime home. A comic exploration into the human folly of our collective actions as we face Austin’s current economic expansion and real estate explosion.
“The gentle satirical jabs at life in our town in this moment serve to keep us mindful of what's going on around us, to note when something has gone missing and to discover why, to be aware of what makes a home and be vigilant lest we lose one.”
- Austin Chronicle
"'Simple Sundries' is the latest from Reck’s Glass Half Full Theatre, the tiny company that in its few years creating theater in Austin has netted several awards and considerable critical acclaim for its inventive blend of puppetry and physical storytelling that employs gestures and expressions in tandem with props and sets to convey the narrative along with a variety of puppetry techniques — shadow puppetry, rod puppets and body manipulation."
- Austin 360
Featuring Parker Dority and Gricelda Silva
Written and with Puppets by Caroline Reck & Parker Dority, Direction & Scenic Design by Caroline Reck, Shadow Puppetry & Props: Julia M. Smith, Sound Design by K. Eliot Haynes, Lighting Design by Stephen Pruitt, Costume Design by Lucie Cunningham.
Performances: Salvage Vanguard Theater – Austin, TX (2015)