Teatro Paraguas presents a LIVE enhanced encore Zoom performance of Hunker Down, an upbeat and whimsical tale of single seniors coping with the COVID-19 Crisis, by Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin.
Hunker Down by Robert F. Benjamin is a timely, heartwarming romantic comedy about older, single adults grappling with isolation during COVID times. During the spring 2020 shutdown, out of desperation, a lonely widow (Bari, played by Duchess Dale) pleads to visit with her curmudgeonly neighbor (Kevin, played by Don Converse). He refuses to meet in-person but offers a video call. Both are surprised by his response to her persistent appeals, as she oversteps her intention. Inspired by his quirky 'peace-within-solitude' to ward off loneliness, she plans her own solitary spiritual quest, contrary to his advice. Before she embarks on her quest, he makes an extraordinary proposal that confuses her but plants the seed for romance. She stumbles, he playfully challenges her core values, then they confront the destiny of their friendship during the pandemic.
A talk-back session with Robert F. Benjamin and the actors follows immediately after the play.
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