The Awakening is a dark comedy that concerns the conflict between a reclusive crone, her sensitive but criminal son, and his psychopathic girlfriend. Bernard (Misha Grey), an ex-con holed up in his motherís cabin in the desert, is planning his next bank job. His girlfriend, Esmeralda (Naia Venturi), an ex-cheerleader on drugs, roller-skates around the cabin, urging him to kill his eighty-year-old mother (Kate Ritter), who knits an interminably long black scarf and rambles on about another era when criminals knew what they were doing. The Awakening is a modern re-working of the Orestes legend and a homage to classic film noir.
Fridays and Saturdays October 8 through 23 at 8 PM.
Admission is $12.
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