This week, local independent theatre company Three Bone Theatre produces The Daffodil Girls, a retelling of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, but substitute the slick-talking real estate salesmen with girl scouts during cookie season. The show takes a look at the intense pressures of growing up in a highly competitive environment.
To preview the fun, I talked to Robin Tynes Miller, Founding Artistic Director for Thee Bone Theatre, about The Daffodil Girls, working in Spirit Square, and what’s next for Three Bone Theatre.
The Daffodil Girls runs this weekend, November 15-17 at Duke Energy Theater in Spirit Square. Get your tickets now.
Andy: What appealed to you when deciding to produce The Daffodil Girls?
Robin: We love the idea of taking this classic story of cutthroat manhood (Glengarry Glen Ross) and retelling it within the world of an all female scout troop during cookie season. This is the East Coast Premiere of the show, it’s actually only the second time it’s ever been produced – and the first time with an adult cast! It was developed by Bren Rapp and Jeff Swearingen in Dallas and our Executive Director caught a reading of it when she was down in Texas for work. We jumped at the chance to bring this story to Charlotte and challenge the way people think of the canon of “classic” plays that are overwhelmingly dominated by white men.
Andy: Why did you decide to use The Daffodil Girls to kick off your season?
Andy: What is the importance of using an all women and POC cast?
Andy: What should theatre fans be looking out for in the rest of Three Bone’s season?