by Alicia Anstead
Twitch and Polo are twins. They weren't exactly joined at the hip at birth, but they were joined at the -- heart. So what beats for one, beats for the other. It's something between sibling rivalry and being in love. But however you see their interaction, it's one big hot mess. Indeed, Hot Mess, the play by rising Brit star Ella Hickson, runs through March 3 in the Ex at the Loeb Drama Center. Hickson will give a pre-show talk at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3 (before the 7:30 p.m. performance) and will be a guest in the Learning from Performers series 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 5 at Farkas Hall, supported by the Peter Ivers Visiting Artist Fund. We caught up with Hot Mess director Joshua McTaggart '13 to ask a few questions about Hickson's work.
I was drawn to the script for its relevance to people of my age, in their early twenties, dealing with love, sex, sexuality and connection.
[Caption: Bryan Kauder as Polo and Emily Hyman as Twitch share a heart and a stage in "Hot Mess." PHOTO: ALICIA ANSTEAD]