The one-time-only performance of Sugar River featured the artist as well as her parents, Marina and Bobby Kelly. The theatrical re-enactment of a girl's life steeped in sugar included the re-telling of intimate family stories, tracing the circuitous passage from adolescence to adulthood. Sugar River recalled the artist's introduction to a new country's worth of sweet things to discover and, eventually, habitually overindulge in.
Sugary Scottish treats (some home-made, some beautifully packaged by the Cadbury company), soft-serve ice cream, Dallas on the tv, parents, video, returnable bottles, The Sugary Cake & Candy Man song.
Inside Story Performance Festival and Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mitchell Theatre, 2010