“This show explores the beautiful dynamics and depth of love where best friends Max and Diana struggle to understand the difference between loving someone and being in love with someone,” said Pam Joyce, Director. “The story takes place over a span of two decades and really shows both characters attempting to look outside for what’s right in front of them. It’s the kind of story that will have audiences simultaneously laughing and tearing up, and these talented actors successfully evoke every emotion of the complete human experience, taking everyone in the room along for the ride.”
Based on modern day experiences of love, dating and navigating the often-challenging world, The Two Kids That Blow Sh*t Up tells the story of 9-year-old kids Max and Diana who meet on the day their parents start having an affair. Through decades of their parents’ disorderly relationship of getting together, breaking up, getting married and then divorced, they’re relentlessly forced together and become fast friends. Seeing each other through all of life’s epic fails, the two try and figure out how to fall in love without making the same mistakes as their parents.
The show will star Vivi Thai as Diana in her Aurora Theatre debut, a notable actress best known for roles as Lil in 2Cents’ Unreal City, Goth Girl in Elevator and Desdemona in Ghost Players’ Othello: Revisited. Thai has received the Hollywood Fringe award for Best Immersive Experience and also stars in an Amazon Prime film “Personal Space” as Deborah Li. Jack Ha, a local stand-up comedian who loves spreading the joy of laughter, will star as Max, and the production will boast direction by Pam Joyce in her Aurora Theatre debut. Joyce, known for pursuing a passion for new works, has directed several previous stage productions, including When We Were Young and Afraid, Water by the Spoonful, Big Love and Wedding on the Eiffel Tower.
The Two Kids That Blow Sh*t Up will play at Aurora Theatre September 7-30, 2018. Tickets are currently on sale; single ticket prices start at $20 and may be purchased online at bit.ly/AuroraTwoKids or by calling the Box Office at 678-226-6222. For more information on this production or other programming, please visit auroratheatre.com.
Regular show times are as follows:
- Thursday- Saturday at 8 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.