Spotlight: Playwright Joseph Reed Hayes’ “A Slow Ride” Makes Timucua Arts Foundation Debut
Joseph Reed Hayes’ play A Slow Ride examines the often complex relationships between mothers and daughters. Three generations of women take a weekly bus ride to the matriarch’s old home. At first glance, it may seem a somewhat familiar trio – hippie grandmother Jezebel (Katrina Tharin) who claims she kick-started Robert Plant’s career, high-strung mother Susan (Danielle Bouloy) who literally and metaphorically carries the family baggage, and goth teenage daughter Rita (Gabriela Torres) who has had enough of them both. But Hayes tells 90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston that there’s more to each character than meets the eye, and new depths are revealed within all three throughout the play’s journey.Hear the interview just after the four-minute mark in the Spotlight clip.