By Brian Dang
“Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature.” – Sanrio
HK is a little lost. They just quit their job as a police officer, broke up with their cowboy-partner, and made a vendetta with their brother-in-law. They find themselves caught in the throes of a family drama, noir, and romance. And worst of all, nobody will stop commenting on the fact that they are wearing a Hello Kitty mascot costume (but it’s slightly off because of copyright laws). The world spirals out of control as the stagehand won’t stop screwing up and the ensemble can’t remember who they’re playing. Eventually, pretenses, including capital letters, are trashed.
H*llo K*tty Syndrome is intended to include devised elements in its full realization. This reading will present the text created by Brian Dang, with discussion to follow.
About the series: Plays In A Snap! return this year by popular demand. Audiences love getting a sneak preview of brand new theatrical material. The delicious food, sumptuous wine, and hip ambiance at Snapdragon’s Black Cat Cabaret create the perfect, relaxed setting for seasoned and new playwrights to test their latest offerings on real live theatre lovers.
Location: Snapdragon (17817 Vashon Hwy SW)
Tickets ($15) at the door; series info here.