"Nothing else, though, has the resonance and gathering chill of the woman named Miss Miss in Suzan-Lori Parks' compact and evocative Pickling...  Parks' richly poetic language raises the evening to new heights in Jaxy Boyd's beautifully measured, subtly nuanced Miss Miss. Picklingexpertly paced by Melrose, is deceptively complex beneath a simple surface -- as is Miss Miss, the proud, gently opinionated, sweet-singing woman saving every scrap of food, and many other things, in the jars on her shelves."  

-Robert Hurwitt

The San Francisco Chronicle


PICKLING by Suzan-Lori Parks
​The Cutting Ball Theater
Rob Melrose, Artistic Director
October 8 - November 20, 2004

Directed by Rob Melrose 
Produced by Adriana Baer
Set Design by Michael Locher
Costume Design by Raquel Barreto
Lighting Design by Rob Melrose
Original Music / Sound Design by Cliff Caruthers

Featuring: Jaxy Boyd

Director • Translator • Playwright     

Rob Melrose

Photos by Rob Melrose

"Among the many highlights of the evening is Jaxy Boyd's terrific monologue in Parks's Pickling, the story of an African American woman who's learned the art of preservation maybe a little too well."

-Robert Avila

The SF Bay Guardian