Absinthe, Bourbon, Vodka and Sake
Full length 75 mins
A woman takes in a student into her imaginary worlds to a salon in Paris in 1890, a bar in the French Quarter in New Orleans, a remote coastline in Acadian island side in PEI and a Japanese village drowning in cherry blossoms to battle an old daemon.
Wherever you run to, you always bring yourself.
Running away – admit it, as an adult, you’ve thought about it too.
“Caroline Russell-King has created a passionate love letter to theatre with a bold and unusual twist. Some of the banter had Neil Simon quality. The place was packed.”
“At the devastating finale of Absinthe, Bourbon, Vodka and Sake, you realize this is not the play you thought you were watching. It’s better, smarter, more topical, and shockingly emotional — like a sucker punch to the gut. Congratulations to the real playwright, Caroline Russell-King, for concocting this remarkable story.”
“…Dynamite play…a gem for any professional theatre.”
“Intriguing. A genuine thrill to the audience. Recommended.”
“A darkly funny sad and emotionally gripping stroll through some of the theatres back alleys, including Tennessee William’s New Orleans, Gertrude Stein’s Paris, Tokyo and a bit of PEI. A dynamic duo expertly navigates a treacherous trough of guilt despair and cynicism.”
How To Get a Copy
Absinthe Bourbon Vodka and Sake was workshopped by Peter Hinton-Davis.
Lori LaneRed Deer Players (Red Deer, AB)
Valerie Ann PearsonDrama on a Dime (Calgary, AB)
Zelda DeanBema Productions (Victoria, BC)