Saturday, February 2, 2013

Drop-Off Day in The Car Plays at the Off-Center Festival

DJ Harner and Mia Danelle in "Drop-Off Day" by EM Lewis, directed by Michael Shutt.  The Car Plays, produced by Moving Arts for the Off-Center Festival at Segerstrom Center.
Once again, I had a play in Moving Arts' The Car Plays -- this time, it was "Drop-Off Day" in the Off-Center Festival at Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa. I love The Car Plays, which have become Moving Arts' signature event and an annual tradition. Car plays are so much fun to write!

"Drop-Off Day" is about a mom who has just moved her daughter into her dorm room for the daughter's first year of college -- but saying goodbye isn't easy for either of them, when all they have is each other. The Orange County Register called the play "poignant;"-- "its depiction of a mother and daughter struggling with a fundamental change in their relationship was quietly touching and completely believable." That was very much thanks to stellar performances by DJ Harner and Mia Danelle, and direction by Michael Shutt.

For more information about the Car Plays in the 2013 Off-Center Festival, click here.