Sunday, August 25, 2019


Darrious Varner introduced a new play at the Fringe, My Infinite Sadness. The title made me wonder if it was a little over the top, but not so. A young woman struggles with severe depression, not a new theme. Varner's brilliant stroke was to personify depression, to turn it into a character. She threatens, cajoles, demeans and bullies. The woman, by turns, resists and collapses. She rallies to some degree at the end but the future is not guaranteed.

I thought it was terrific, tightly written and brilliantly acted by Bre Love and and Laurell Stevenson. The play was a highlight of the festival. I decided to edit the photos darkly, in keeping with the theme.