|Keith Conallen and Corinna Burns|
Flashpoint Theatre Company is presenting the Philadelphia premiere of Phoenix at the Second Stage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom Street through May 28. In a 90 minute one act romantic comedy, Corrina Burns and Keith Conallen play Sue and Bruce, two strangers who are reunited four weeks after sharing an almost date of “drinks and….” Hats off to playwright Scott Organ for giving his characters such realistic dialogue. Corinna and Keith both take the dialogue and run with it. No matter the age of the theatre goers, everyone can easily identify with two young adults who are filled with insecurities about themselves and each other. The dialogue is frequently halting, as one might expect with two people who don’t know each other very well, yet are thrown together in an awkward situation. Frequent blackouts not only denote passage of time but also give the characters the opportunity to move furniture around the stage and do easy, but effective costume changes. One of the most charming things about this piece is its ending...one is left wondering……For tickets or further information on this quirky comedy, call 215-665-9720 or visit online at www.flashpointtheatre.org.