Winner! 2012 Brown Martin Award
Winner! 2012 Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play
“Like many of Goldfinger’s plays, Slip/Shot is decidedly southern gothic, with an ethereal lyricism that evokes Faulkner, McCullers, Williams.”
-American Theatre Magazine
When racial tensions come to a boiling point in a Florida town, even an accident can have paralyzing consequences; a heartbreaking drama about violence, fear, and our need to move forward.
Slip/Shot premiered at Flashpoint Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. Read more about Slip/Shot in American Theatre Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Metro, and Philadelphia Weekly.
Slip/Shot was developed at the Lark New Play Development Center’s Playwrights’ Week and the PlayPenn New Play Conference and nominated for three 2012 Barrymore Awards.
“Flashpoint excels with Slip/Shot. This beautifully crafted and intensely moving drama…is served by a powerful cast and an imaginative and skilled director.” -Toby Zinman, Philadelphia Inquirer
“Searing drama…movingly premiered…Celebrate the power of hope.” -Mark Cofta, City Paper
“A remarkable new play…and it benefits from director Rebecca Wright’s intense production…go to Slip/Shot and be dazzled by Goldfinger’s perceptive dialogue, by characters who are intelligently and distinctly drawn, and by finely detailed observations that make the sparsely lit and designed play seem uncommonly vivid. The performances are all excellent.” -Tim Dunleavy, Talkin’ Broadway
“Goldfinger has a unique poetic voice. She isn’t writing just to entertain an audience (though she manages to do so); she is writing to pose questions that have no quick, simple answers. In Slip/Shot , Goldfinger asks us to consider the basis of our suspicions and the impact America’s legacy of racism has on both our individual and national identity.” -J. Cooper Robb, Philadelphia Weekly
“We are magnetically pulled into the story…a great cast and script.” -Sharon Geller, Examiner.com
“I urge everyone to see this play. It is wonderful theatre that will generate deep and enlightening conversation; kudos to Flashpoint for bravely asking the questions so many of us want to avoid.” -Ellen Wilson Dilks, Stage Magazine
“Jacqueline Goldfinger’s writing in Slip/Shot is assured and unhurried, offering heft, a feel for the South, and a good story. As her sheriff (Keith Conallen) says, ‘Nothin’ folks like better than a juicy story.’” -Kathryn Osenlund, CurtainUp
“Painful and potent drama…we have a historic homily about family, trauma, the reality of things falling apart, and the way we grow and heal once the dust has settled and the sun rises once again. The 1960′s may be an extremely popular era these days, but the reality of this play cuts through the nostalgia of flipped hair and circle skirts, and focuses on the humans at the heart of the drama…It’s filled with darkness and the shadows of hate, but it’s also beautifully nuanced and celebrates the power that love gives us to let go, and move on…Those looking for easy answers on “how to solve the problem or racism” or “whose fault is whose” wont find anything of the sort in Goldfinger’s work. Instead, she gives her audience an examination of tragedy as it exists in life, using a painful accident and it’s ramifications to look at humanity, family and the way our experiences inform our entire lives. All of the characters in this world are valid complete human beings, regardless of how they ultimately decide to deal with Monroe’s death, and as the play ends, we are left with a sense of lingering sorrow and that all-pervasive villain hope. False or true, it’s what keeps us going, moving forward, into the future. And we have to believe that that’s better than living in the past. Have you seen the past lately? It’s a mess.” -Leah Franqui, Staged
Produced by Flashpoint Theatre Company
Directed by Rebecca Wright
Featuring Cathy Simpson, Rachel Camp, Taysha Canales, Kevin Meehan, Keith Conallen, Akeem Davis and Erik Ensley
With designs by Caitlin Lainoff, Thom Weaver, Larry Fowler and Alisa Sickora Kleckner
Photos by Johanna Austin (austinart.org)
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