By Emily Masuda
Special to the Express
Stories on Stage Davis will release the fifth episode of its all-podcast eighth season on Saturday, Nov. 21, with “Afternoon” by Lisa Locascio, read by Analise Langford-Clark. During a hazy Saturday afternoon, husband-and-wife Jack and Stella sit down to their routine of watching TV and getting high, during which Stella furtively texts a male “soul friend.” Taking the opportunity to reflect on what’s worrying her most, Stella’s internal voice grows louder and louder about her bottled-up discontent with her marriage, walking the difficult and familiar line between what’s innocent and unfaithful, comfortable and stagnant, right and wrong.
Lisa Locascio’s work has appeared in “The Believer,” “Tin House,” “n+1,” “Bookforum,” and many other magazines. She is Core Faculty in the Antioch University Los Angeles MFA program and Executive Director of the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference. Her novel “Open Me” is out now from Grove Atlantic.
Reading Locascio’s “Afternoon” is Analise Langford-Clark, who is making her fifth appearance with Stories on Stage Davis. Langford-Clark has been involved in community theatre in the Sacramento Area for the last 20 years. Some of her favorite roles include Janet van de Graff in The Drowsy Chaperone with Fair Oaks Theatre Festival, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at American River College, and Marie-Therese in Adoration of Dora with Kolt Run Creations. She is a survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and she and her father help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where she was lucky enough to have been treated.
The Stories on Stage Davis podcast airs new episodes every second and fourth Saturday, and its eighth season will run from September 2020 to June 2021. Upcoming and past episodes, as well as ways to support the series can be found on the Stories on Stage Davis website. Stories on Stage Davis is a sponsored project of YoloArts, a non-profit arts organization.
For more information, and to listen to the podcast, visit http://storiesonstagedavis.com/.
*Updated to reflect change in date of event.