8x10 Glossy Written by Sarah Dreher
8x10 Glossy is a dark drama about the intimate bonds between a lesbian, her controlling sister, and their mother on the anniversary of their father's death. Involved in the early days of Gay Rights protests in 1984, when lesbian space was behind an unmarked door, Carter turns to her mother and sister for affirmation, only to ultimately feel she is a disappointment. The play takes place in one evening in the back yard as the family pulls toward each other and pushes apart, witnessed by the neighbour and the attractive new suburban mother who befriends the family.
We love this play because it is firmly rooted in the early 1980's, while exploring timeless issues in the family. There are great roles for multi-faceted characters and relationships. The script is a gem, well written, with good interaction and energy.