The title of the Fly Steffens play that opened Tuesday on the Red Dot patio — "Love is a Horse With a Broken Leg Trying to Stand While 45,000 People Watch" — comes from a Charles Bukowski poem. It's a brave title, capturing how hard it can be to express love in what we create and how we live.
It's not the sort of line you'd likely hear from the two characters in "Goldfish," first of the three shorts that collectively comprise Steffens' crowded, hour-long piece, which is being directed by Emily Rindt.
Henry (Tim Palacek) and Goldie (Dayna Schmidt) are two twenty-something deadbeats who stumble into Henry's junk-strewn apartment, continuing a drinking binge begun elsewhere. Henry is also a failed poet with an unfinished poem stuck in his typewriter.
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