Tag: Nujood Ali
Distillery Theatre Company’s “Playground” Casting Gimmick Pays Diminishing Dramatic Dividends as the Play Progresses
Distillery Theatre Company’s world-premiere production of “Playground,” Appalachian State University senior Jonathan Fitts’ fact-based play about a 10-year-old Yemeni girl’s forced marriage to — and subsequent divorce from — a man three times her age, employs an unusual casting gimmick. The children are played by adults, and the adults are played by children. Unfortunately, this stunt-casting gambit pays diminishing dramatic dividends as the play progresses.