The Flu Season
No one in the middle of being in love ever sat down to write a love story. It's only after the belongings are sorted and the shirts returned that the pencils are sharpened and the notebooks opened. So, in a serious way, love stories are never love stories. Love is their inspiration, yes, but the end of love is the reason for their existence. This is a problem. It proposes anti-journeys where we saw only journeys, directs things toward a new negative we hadn't intended. The Flu Season tries to be a love story, anyway. It has a strategy. The play revels in it's ambivalence, lives in fits and starts, and derives a flailing energy from its doubts about itself. But these come at a price, which is paid by the characters in the play. A kind of clarity finally comes. In the end, is the end.
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Review: The Flu Season - Acting EditionUser Review - Todd Sullivan - Goodreads
A really solid and ultimately sad play about two people finding and then losing love in a mental hospital. Sadly, the play is somewhat negatively affected by what appears to be the playwright's need to be at least somewhat avant-garde. Still, a really great read. Read full review
Review: The Flu Season - Acting EditionUser Review - Season Ellison - Goodreads
I teach this play in my beginning directing course and like it because there is much room for interpretation of actions! Read full review