There's more going on in the tiny town of Clear Creek than the opening of the new Taco Bell. Four of the town's local girls take the audience on a tour of their funny yet brutal reality as they struggle with faith, friendship, sex, the occult, algebra, and the disappearance of Jeff Chalk, a boy in their class. The Chalk Boy is a deathly black comedy that punches as hard as your high school bully.
The Chalk Boy is directed by Ben Randle and stars Impact's newest resident actor, Luisa Frasconi, whom audiences loved as last season's Juliet, as well as Maria Giere, Chris Quintos, and Caitlyn Tella.
"Wickedly funny...going back to high school is kind of a pleasure in Impact Theatre's regional premiere...Frasconi's driven, insecure Penny is the play's compelling anchor...Tella's gently boyish, shy, smitten Breanna provides the story's heart...Quintos does nicely varied work as the ever-ticked off and constantly sniping Trisha...Marquis is terrific shifting from the egocentric, bossy Lauren to Penny's distracted but judgmental mother...director Ben Randle keeps the action flowing at a smooth clip...Conkel makes his teenage girls, and the pressures they have to cope with, real enough that we want to take them seriously."—SF Chronicle (read the full review)