Jonas, an attorney, returns home to Tennessee to find his dead father's missing D'Angelico guitar. The search leads to his younger brother Palace, who’s incarcerated for murder. Jonas learns Palace might be innocent. But is it too late to save him.
I love you. They are three words that everyone wants to hear and that everyone is afraid to say. They are three words that are never said in this play. When I first agreed to direct D’Angelico, I was nervous because it meant being a woman in charge of a masculine play, written by a man, with all male characters. But, the fact of those three words is fact regardless of gender. Perhaps this collective fear of three (in all other respects harmless) words is really just a fear of needing people. We hate admitting that we need people. It seems to point a giant floodlight right at the thing we’ve been trying to hide our whole lives – our vulnerability. Yet, being needed is the greatest feeling in the world. Jonas and Palace need each other. Jonas and Palace never say I love you. After spending their whole lives hiding every trace of vulnerability, they’ve found themselves in the same predicament as everyone else. This play is not about three guys getting on stage to show us what it’s like to be men. This play is about three words and what could happen if you never hear them said.
Written by Gabriel Dean
Directed by Nichole Palmietto
Stage Managed by Kristen Vestlie
Scenic & Lighting Design by Jennifer Singletary
Sound Design by Tom Horan
Costume Design by Bich Vu
Fight Choregraphy by Travis Dean
Cast: Will Brittain, Gabriel Jason Dean and Weldon Phillips