THE STORY: As little girls, nestled in the tiny projection booth of their family-owned cinema, Hazel and Muriel flew to exotic islands with their mother, lofted by the plane-like whir of the projectors. In her teens, Muriel found her first kiss there, underscored by the stirring music of a Hollywood romance. Now, in middle-age, Muriel returns to the fading movie palace where her estranged sister screens old films for a dwindling audience, and a new phenomenon called a video store has forebodingly appeared across the street. When Hazel, bitterly separated from her husband, insists she wants nothing to do with her sister, Muriel confesses she's been hearing voices - little girls' voices, late at night - and begs Hazel to help her resurrect the cinema and her own failing marriage. A poignant, powerful play about the limits of love and the limitless magic of the movies.
"åÉcharmingåÉrare plum roles for middle-aged actressesåÉ[TINY ISLAND has] such a wise, funny, almost bittersweet Chekhovian qualityåÉthat every-thing seems freshåÉit's simply impossible to resist a play in which a woman quips that when people talk about working on a marriage,' all she can think of is that they've got it up on blocks in the garage.'" - Chicago Sun-Times. "åÉcrammed with serious issues made fun through humorous juxtaposi-tions of colorful character and memoriesåÉdelightfulåÉ" - Main Line Times.