Ever-Fixed

A 10-minute play based on Shakespeare's sonnet 116.
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Ever-Fixed

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  • Aleks Merilo:
    8 Aug. 2019
    This is so provocative and wonderfully uncomfortable on several levels. On the surface it appears to be the lovelorn youth in the midst of his own romantic conquest. On a deeper read, it strikes a blow to one of the most famous love sonnets of all time. It doesn't fall back on cliches of toxic masculinity, but instead a misguided sincerity that, as Accuardi so skillfully demonstrates, is not simply accepted, but celebrate in classic literature. The result is jarring: A predator who thinks he is a romantic hero. I will not look at Sonnet 116 the same way again.
  • Asher Wyndham:
    22 Jun. 2017
    Is the guy a creep or admirable for not giving up on the woman? Is the woman foolish or right for not wanting the guy? I enjoyed being conflicted, torn between two people, agreeing and disagreeing with a character's position. The playwright did a fine job presenting something complicated about a lot of relationships: there's a bit of love and a bit of hate, desire and disgust.

Development History

  • Workshop
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    Chicago Dramatists
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    2009

Awards

Finalist
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Heideman Award
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Actors Theatre of Louisville National Ten-Minute Play Contest
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2016
Selection
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10-Minute Workshop
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Chicago Dramatists
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2009