The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in their lifetime. But what if there was a limit to what you could say? Set in a plausible near future, LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS explores censorship, social justice, and an ever-present big brother government.


Lindsey Hall, right, is Bernadette in Sundown Collaborative Theatre’s production of “Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons.” Monalisa Amidar plays the role of Oliver in the Sam Steiner play about a law that limits all citizens to 140 words a day.

Sundown Collaborative Theatre opens the play by Sam Steiner on April 5 at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St.

In Steiner’s play, Oliver and Bernadette have very different reactions to a bill that will limit all citizens to 140 words a day. One chooses activism. The other chooses denial. When the bill becomes law, the two find themselves struggling to resolve their differences. The play follows their relationship in a nonchronological fashion, depicting Oliver and Bernadette as they navigate the intricacies of an intimate relationship in a world where they’re forced to say less.

Lillith Grey directs. Performances are 8 p.m. April 5-7 and April 12-14. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and students. On Sundays, performers can bring the program of the most recent theatrical production and pay $8. For reservations, visit the Sundown website or send an email to box

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