Once Upon a Smorgasbord - Secret Santa Title Exchange

How does one cope with the grief of losing a spouse? Zelly has no idea. But her dead husband might.
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Once Upon a Smorgasbord - Secret Santa Title Exchange

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  • Daniel Prillaman:
    16 Jan. 2023
    While not a cheese and crackers enthusiast, I have certainly been around charcuterie before. But I can wholeheartedly say that my future smorgasbords while never quite be the same. At once mournful and celebratory, Jonte's rich, poetic dialogue will find its way directly into your soul. A beautiful testament to life, love, loss, and hope. And food. Such delicious food.
  • Vince Gatton:
    1 Jan. 2023
    Miranda Jonte has the soul of a poet - but also a storytelling eye and ear deeply grounded in physical reality. Her path to the transcendent is usually carved through the specific: tastes, smells, colors, even erotic itches…her keen sense of the telling detail delivers huge emotional dividends. This is especially true here, in a metaphysical yet very real-world, human-sized, lived-in story of love, loss, and the relentlessly-forward pull of time. Excellent.
  • Dominica Plummer:
    1 Jan. 2023
    An incredibly moving and fully alive short play about losing a partner. Miranda Jonte gives us an in the moment account of what it's like to navigate such treacherous waters. Once Upon A Smorgasbord is not a monologue as might be expected in such a personal piece, because Zelly's dead husband is right there to help her mourn and move on. The language is poetic, cinematic, and powerful. Beautiful.