Lauren Feldmans Fill Our Mouths is the story of Evan, an American married woman who falls in love with a deaf lesbian in Paris. Yes, I know, its ridiculous. People rightly squirm when so much PC potential finds its way into a single script. Characters with disabilities exploring alternative lifestyles in a foreign culture sounds like the basis for one of Andrea Dworkins most gooily sensitive wet-dreams. But take heart! Fill Our Mouths is really good. Feldmans script is full of sweet, human moments that are far too personal to fit into anybodys ideology, and the acting is superb. Look for especially mesmerizing work from the incomparably versatile local legend Lela Elam, and from the beautiful Katherine Michelle Tanner, whom we havent seen around here in a while. Fill Our Mouths is running at The New Theatre (4120 Laguna Street, Coral Gables) until February 10th. Tickets range $35 - $40; visit www.new-theatre.org.
Jan. 24-Feb. 10, 2008