When I was little I had a password journal. It was purple and pink and the password was “Selena.” I remember one time, my younger brother found it and read it. I was furious, embarrassed, and stunned he figured out my password. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has experienced something similar. Antigravity Theatre Project’s newest show allows the audience to relive that very scenario. Dear Diary LOL, is a show where the cast share their actually dairies! This emotional rollercoaster of show is part of the 2017 Fringe Art Festival. Dear Diary LOL, takes place at the Maas Building & 5th Side from September 21-23; with the show starting at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are free and/or Pay What You Can. You can reserve tickets for you and a friend on Fringe Art’s website.
Lead Artist, Francsesca Montanile Lyons, came up with the idea when she found her old diary. ““I read it. I was so ashamed that I hid it and pretended it didn’t exist. Then I found it again years later. I read it again. I held my breath the whole time. I couldn’t believe that I was the same person who wrote those words. I felt intensely embarrassed. So, naturally, I decided to share it with an audience of friends, peers, and strangers by using it as the source material for my final piece at The Pig Iron School,” states Lyons. She assemble a group of women who still had their diaries from similar time period. They all felt as Lyons did and thus Dear Diary LOL was born.
Dear Diary LOL, is a coming-of-age show with an ensemble of women reading you their diaries from when they were teens. The cast of Dear Diary LOL, will share their most earnest desires, secret shames, terrible written poetry, and deepest fears from the late 1990s/early 2000s. It’s sure to be a truly emotional experience; that will have attendees reflecting on their own past.
Dear Diary LOL at the Maas Building & 5th Side at 8:00p.m. from September 21-23 will have you cringe, laugh, and cry at the real life glittered entries for the cast actual diaries.
Dear Diary LOL
Fringe Arts Festival
Thursday, September 21 through Saturday, September 23 @ 8:00 p.m.
Maas Building & 5th Side, 1325 N. Randolph St. 19122
Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can