Lexington, KY—Antagonist Productions presents Little Bites by Lexington playwright, Caitlyn Waltermire, March 22-25 at 8 p.m. at Leeds Center for the Arts (37 N Main St, Winchester). Directed by Taylor Schulz, Little Bites tells the story of Rachel moving to a big city to avoid her traumatic past. She meets a single father, an aspiring singer, a bartender, and a widow. Everyone faces their own loneliness with varying degrees of success.
“Caitlyn Waltermire has written a funny, charming, delicate play about the aftermath of abuse and attempting to live with its effects,” says Schulz. “I believe this play will inspire audiences to rethink their understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress and other related mental health diagnoses. I hope, in leaving this show, audiences experience spontaneous, unrelenting tenderness — for survivors, for families, for an unwell society in need of our vigilance, hope, and healing.”
Waltermire wrote the book, music, and lyrics for the musical One More Fine Day. It was selected for NYC's Midtown International Theatre Festival's summer 2017 season where the production (composed of Kentucky actors) won "Outstanding Ensemble." Described as "complex, poignant, and catchy," Waltermire's writing captures the duality of comedy and sadness present in life. Her second play, Little Bites, explores the persistence of trauma and the magic of human connection.
Tickets for Little Bites are $15 for adults and $10 for students and will be available at the door or for pre-sale at www.leedscenter.org. Rated PG-13 due to mature subject matter. The production is sponsored by UK Federal Credit Union.
Antagonist Productions is a nonprofit company whose primary goal is to impact, collaborate, encourage, and focus on local artists. To find out more about Antagonist Productions, go to www.facebook.com/antagonistproductionslex.