Company: Tonya Jone Miller , Portland, OR
Genre: Storytelling / Spoken Word
Venue: Venue #5 - Son of Warehouse
This story of an Indiana farm girl getting her first taste of undiluted experiences practically leaps off the stage with life.
You know that feeling when you first lay eyes on a strange new place? That potent mixture of fear and excitement that makes everything that much sharper, more colourful and more exciting? In this enchanting one-woman show, writer and performer Tonya Jone Miller brings you with her to the turbulent Vietnam of the 1960s and 1970s and invites you to see it through her wide eyes.
As a young woman falling in love with Vietnam and its people, Miller is wonderfully expressive in this period tale of finding your place in the world. Based on a series of interviews with her mother, the prose in Threads is gorgeous. Combined with the actress's unfailing charisma, this story of an Indiana farm girl getting her first taste of undiluted experiences practically leaps off the stage with life.
From a hilarious scene where a pregnant woman is pushed up a rope ladder into the cargo hold of a plane that's taking off, to a heart-wrenching tale of a soldier's homecoming, Threads is a consistently thrilling celebration of the places we go and the people we meet.