Assembling a line of folding chairs in the center of Leeds Theater last Sunday, the cast of Sock & Buskin’s recent play “My Country, My Time” was generous enough to treat its audience to a post-show talkback.
“We really lucked out!” commented Charisse Bedford ’21 as the 4-person cast fielded questions from their rapt, lavishly-spoiled audience, shedding light on the one-act play that commented on a gamut of heavy topics from climate anxiety to the American dream. “It’s so selfless of them to grace us with such riveting and thought-provoking insights into this devised student play. God, what a thrill!”
According to sources, the benevolent Q and A was the cherry on top of a spectacular night of theater that left the audience practically begging for an intense hour of post-show discussion — which, thanks to the kind deeds of the hard-working cast, they were lucky enough to receive.
“It’s like Christmas came early,” Bedford continued giddily as the philanthropic cast was showered in queries from their engaged and eager fans. “The line to ask questions is nearly out the door. We can’t get enough!”
“I hope they don’t run out of time before I get to ask how the script relates to the digital archive,” Bedford wondered aloud, eyeing the growing queue of spectators hoping to pick the cast’s genius and charitable brains. “If they answer that question for me… Well, that would be a priceless, extravagant gift.”
At press time, despite the considerate aid offered by the cast, the audience was left deeply confused by the inexplicable motif of traffic cones in the play.