By Byrne Harrison
This month's title photo is by Rhys Harper and comes from the APAC (Astoria Performing Arts Center) production of Joshua Conkel's MilkMilkLemonade, playing at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd) in Astoria.
Emory is an effeminate 11-year-old boy who lives on a farm with his chain smoking Nanna and his only friend, a depressed chicken about to be processed. Nanna wishes Emory would get his head out of the clouds, stop choreographing ribbon stick dance numbers, and be more like Elliot, the boy down the road with a penchant for burning things. But Emory and Elliot have a relationship — just not one Nanna would expect or approve of. With absurd, poignant dialog and brutal characterizations, MilkMilkLemonade is a bitterly funny exploration of gender, sexuality, life, death, and the human body.
For more information on MilkMilkLemonade visit APAC's website. For more about Rhys Harper, click here.