Darkly humorous and emotionally uplifting, this play is about choosing and changing one's future. A contemporary comic-drama, Soundings explores the power of language to enrich our lives...or lock us out.
The play is written by Los Angeles author Beverly Olevin. A talented ensemble cast is led by award-winning director Jon Lawrence Rivera of Playwright's Arena.
It was through this chain of tragedies that the childhood stutter he used to have (a mild stutter that mainly occurred with words starting with B) came back to affect him again. . . . In the character, the stutter was not a huge focus. It was used to give another layer of depth to an already complex character.
The first instance of the stutter was used to lighten the mood. The audience reaction was hilarity, because of the banter between the characters. . . . The speech impediment was quickly made secondary to the character. This was done in such a subtle way that although the stutter was obvious the audience simply accepted it as part of who the character was. This was shown through the audience who, apart from the initial realisation of the stutter, showed no other obvious reaction - an indication to me that people's reaction to speech impediments are often thrown out of proportion in our own heads."