Sons & Lovers by Donna Hoke
Buffalo United Artists
As long as Ellen doesn’t openly acknowledge that husband Butch is a cheater or son Bill is gay, they’re just... not. As long as Bill doesn’t introduce Marq to his mother, he can avoid commitment. It takes fantasy, farce, and one fabulous makeover before the truth flies free, and mother and son discover just how much they have in common.
It’s Hoke’s words that sparkle and shine. While coming out is no walk in the park, she lets Bill’s reluctance reveal and then resolve itself without becoming cliché. She nudges her characters to mirror Bill’s strength. Afterall, “life is all about taking chances." Buffalo Theatre Guide
With this interplay of truth and illusion, Hoke arguably evokes such current writers as Sarah Ruhl or Paula Vogel, women who often locate the untold stories that lie just beneath the surface of what seems to be going on. Anthony Chase, ArtVoice
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