Killing Me Softly
This article is from 2009.
In this one-man verse play, we are guests at a ‘welcome-home party’ for Sylvia, complete with 80s pop and cheap decorations. Slowly - in rhyming couplets that feel remarkably natural - we learn why we're invited. Our host is chatty, evasive, and, ultimately, pitiable, but the venue is wrong for an afternoon show: the smut is enough to induce a gag-reflex in the most seasoned late-night comedy goer.
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