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What Is the Story of Unbroken Circle?
In Unbroken Circle, audiences are transported to Galveston, Texas, circa 1970, to a funeral, which Aunt June has attended to check out her brother-in-law, Travis’s will. Her sister, Ruby, is not all that heartbroken at her husband’s death. She just wants peace. Her son, Bobby, has trouble keeping jobs. He is driving a bus while he and his Yankee wife, Cheryl, and their two daughters, Cathy and Patti, live with his mother. Meanwhile Bobby’s twin, Edna, has come back home after a 20-year absence. The skeletons buried here unravel as 12-year-old Patti’s underwear is found between Travis’s mattress and the box spring. What happened in this house, to these lives, to this family?
What Is Unbroken Circle Like?
James Wesley’s funny, serious, sad and shocking Unbroken Circle is loosely based on the playwright’s own family, and the emotional dramedy is like a roller-coaster ride, crashing headlong into truth. Director Jason St. Little creates the perfect timing in which to shock even the most hardened of theatergoers. The ensemble cast is tight, funny and spot-on as a family who has lived through hell. Unbroken Circle tackles a difficult subject with tenderness and guarantees to evoke a range of emotions.
Is Unbroken Circle Good for Kids?
Unbroken Circle includes mild profanity and adult content. The drama might be too heavy for young children, but mature teenagers might be able to appreciate the play’s plot and humor.