Kicking That Boulder… (MFA Thesis)

Written by: Larry Mason

April 4 & 5, 2024 @ 8pm
The Ice House

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Will, suggested $10


Percy King is a lot of things: an adolescent cancer survivor, a strongman, a father, and a husband. However, when he learns his time is running thin, he hides. He spends his remaining days trying to prove to himself how “strong” he really is; trying to beat a goal he set for himself almost a decade ago, and pushing away everything else.

Kicking That Boulder… by Touchstone MFA candidate Larry Mason, is a three act play about disability. What happens when someone focuses on proving their strength over all else? What happens when a life gets consumed by attempting to prove that they are more than just their disability?

Created by Touchstone Theatre/Moravian University MFA student Larry Mason

Click here for information about Tyler Garrett’s MFA Thesis project – Out of the Cave
Click here for information about Ms. Latrice Young’s MFA Thesis project – Express Yourself: Intergenerational Play


CONTENT WARNING: This performance contains minimal use of adult humor, language, and discussions around sensitive topics. Parental guidance is suggested for children under 13.

RUN TIME: 80 minutes, including a post-performance Forum Theatre discussion.

POST-PERFORMANCE: After the performance audience members will be invited to participate in a discussion surrounding the events that occurred within the performance and what the characters could have done differently to change the outcome.

VENUE: The Ice House Performing Arts Theatre 56 River St, Bethlehem, PA 18018

PARKING: Free parking is available immediately adjacent to the Ice House, with additional metered parking in the Lehigh Street Lot across from the Wooden Match (61 W. Lehigh Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018).

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: Created with accessibility in mind, this production incorporates Audio Description and Relaxed Performance within the script. The parking lot and building itself are also fully accessible. Please reach out to if accessibility services are needed.

[Image description: In the middle of an old fashioned gym there is a spherical rock with a crudely painted smiley face on it in red. On the edges of the images there is white text that says “Kicking That Boulder…”.]