Not only has Finegan Kruckemeyer’s epic tale This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing slowly become one of my favorite pieces of my 2015 reading list, but his truly poetic style of writing has taken my heart captive. By play three, Helena's Journey of Hello, I was gone. If you have not had the pleasure, you simply must find your way to a theatre, or...simply come to the Global Play Project and enjoy a cutting of This Girl... I just could not resist including his words in my festival.
So what's all the hype about?
After the death of their mother, the 12-year-old triplets are left in the forest by their woodcutter father...
The three sisters are left to make a decision: where to go, what to do, who to be? They each decide on a different path.
One triplet goes right
One triplet goes left
One triplet stays still, does nothing at all.
Twenty years pass....having circled the globe, Vikings are conquered, oceans are crossed, lighthouse adventures are had, a courageous spirit spread, battles won and greatness achieved – the two wandering triplets, always searching, never quite finding themselves, return to the very forest that abandoned them in the start. The forest that the holds their sister of stillness. This beautiful story is filled with enormous depth and meaning while also maintaining a wonderful quirkiness that holds the attention of a multi generational audience.
I am so excited to put a cutting of this piece in my GPP and eventually ONE day direct the piece in it's entirety.