Erin Race and Luke Sholl present Brilliant Traces, by Cindy Lou Johnson.
The place is a remote cabin in the wilds of Alaska. As a blizzard rages outside a lonely figure, Henry Harry, lies sleeping under a heap of blankets. Suddenly he is awakened by the insistent knocking of an unexpected visitor- who turns out to be Rosannah DeLuce, a distraught young woman who has fled all the way from Arizona to escape her impending marriage, and who bursts into the cabin dressed in full bridal regalia. Exhausted, she throws herself on Henry's mercy, but after sleeping for two days straight, her vigor -and combativeness- return. Both characters, it develops, have been wounded and embittered by life, and both are refugees from so-called civilization. Thrown together in the confines of the snowbound cabin they alternately repel and atttract each other as, in theatrically vivid exchanges, they explore the pain of the past and, in time, consider the possibilities of the present.