Ashland Playfest Presents Art From And About The Pandemic
Some forms of art just can't wait for the pandemic to be over. The Ashland New Plays Festival usually convenes in the autumn, but it is putting a hot new work online this weekend (February 27 & 28).
Playwright Octavio Solis composed a pair of companion plays during and about the pandemic, "Lonesomes: Conrado and Paisley Blue." The play(s) are about a father and a daughter who are separated by lockdowns, travel restrictions, and history.
Octavio Solis returns to the JX to talk about the work, and his own COVID coping mechanisms.