Telluride Arts & Telluride Theatre: LUNGS, a lightly staged reading, 6/2 & 6/3!

Telluride Arts & Telluride Theatre: LUNGS, a lightly staged reading, 6/2 & 6/3!

LUNGS will be performed at Telluride Arts’ HQ (220 W Colorado Ave.) June 2 and June 3, 8:15pm. Seating is extremely limited. First-come, first-served. Email with any questions.

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Is it unethical to have a child in the 21st century? How can we love another person with all of their imperfections and insecurities? What does it mean to be a “good” person in our increasingly complex world? Those are some of the big questions at the heart of “Lungs,” a play by English playwright Duncan Macmillan. The plot follows two people in what Macmillan describes as “a single conversation that spans a lifetime.”

Telluride Theatre, with support from Telluride Arts, will be putting on a lightly staged reading of “Lungs” on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3 at Telluride Arts’ new HQ Gallery on Telluride Main Street, 8:15pm. No tickets are required for the free performances, but a hat will be passed. ($15 is the suggested donation.) Seating is very limited.

Local actors Matt Hoisch and Máire Higgins have developed and will perform in the two-person reading.

“I’ve been wanting to do some version of Lungs for a long time,” Hoisch says. “I have a lot of friends who are uncertain about whether or not to have kids in a world where climate change and conflict feel like growing catastrophes darkening the future. I don’t think this piece gives any easy answers to those hard questions; instead, it provides a space to dwell in the uncertainty and maybe feel less alone in our lack of answers.”

Higgins has her own connections to the show:

“I had the good fortune of seeing two dear friends perform this play back in 2018,” she says. “I was in the audience with another mutual friend, who had suffered a miscarriage. I will never forget the palpable and fraught feelings that hung in the air during that performance. It was a reminder of the power of storytelling, specifically story sharing, and how it unites us in our own heartbreak and our own hopes for a happy life as ‘good people.’ When Matt approached me to ask if I would perform as WOMAN, I knew I couldn’t say no to such a fantastic script.”

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