For years, Interact Theater has showcased the efforts of disabled artists and creators, along the way producing plenty of entertaining, engaging, and thrilling theater. The company's latest production, Life Is Sweet, looks at life through the eyes of those with Down syndrome by transforming a 15th-century morality play into a modern meditation on everyday virtues. The work, based on The Summoning of Everyman, stars Eriq Nelson as Everett Mann. As he looks back on his life he is visited by several modern-day virtues. These are performed by a number of Interact actors "with an extra 21st chromosome." Tod Petersen (A Christmas Carole Petersen) directed the piece, which grew out of a series of sessions where the cast and creative team improvised and developed their unique characters and look at life. Previews are November 4-5, the show officially starts November 11.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 p.m.; Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Starts: Nov. 4. Continues through Nov. 27, 2010