Pine City, Minnesota is so peaceful; so serene. Everyone who lives a life there is a model American citizen -- they never miss church, pay their taxes early, and bake their own bread. The kind of people found on the Hallmark channel or perhaps in a 1940s film about the value of patriotism. People like David and Cathy Larson, and Brad and Beth Youngquist, two Pine City couples whose stories are told in Orange Flower Water, a drama playing now at Chyro Arts Venue.
Its a play that makes the rather over-familiar point that no ones perfect and that evil lurks even in (or perhaps especially in) small Midwestern towns. After years of friendship, David and Beth commence an affair, and we, the audience, get to watch their lives unravel in a series of scenes set in a single bed.
The venue is closing on May 15, following the plays final performance.