Albatross By Grace Anne Lowry
Tabby Coverdale is afraid of drowning.
Only—she can’t quite remember why.
Time and place get muddled out in the North Sea, where she’s found herself begrudgingly
stuck on a trawling expedition with her uncle’s crew.
When a storm hits the trawler, breaking the engine and causing it to drift into unknown
waters, a member of the crew disappears in the middle of the night, leaving only a dead albatross
behind. There is no greater curse than that which follows a dead albatross, and for the crew of the
Trawler, their bad luck has only begun.
As more strange events follow the disappearance, suspicion comes up against superstition
—those on the crew who believe a greater force is at work, and those who believe someone is
using folktales to cover up foul play.
As Tabby’s memories stalk her through the present day, the clearer it becomes that the key
to discovering the truth about what’s happening on the Trawler is hidden somewhere in Tabby’s
past. The only question is, how many more bodies will drop before the truth comes to light?
By Morris McLennan
Synopsis: Six actors draw cards and play games. In therapy, Brian realizes he'd be much happier if he was a serial killer. Jess gets hit by a car and dies in the first act. Wally takes a road trip to central Illinois. Maple and Eliza play Frisbee in the park. The therapist starts a garden made from human compost. A few other things happen in this play. It's about going in circles forever until you die-- and just how fun that can be!
Trigger warnings: suicide & depression
Do You Hate Me By Lila Engelhardt
Friends circle back after months and years apart just to do the same thing they did when they were sixteen; drive around town. Following Lindsay and Andy's friendship throughout their lives, there are bumps in the road but also freshly paved gravel, all the salty fries and sweet sweet milkshakes. In this work in progress (teehee) it focuses on their relationship in high school, this world is still expanding but the teenage angst is palpable.
When Did The Sky Turn Purple
By Grace Archer
When Everett's dementia escalates, Marianne must work to maintain her marriage, a rowdy child, drifting grandfather, and estranged mother. When Did the Sky Turn Purple? explores the rocky and harsh realities of generational life cycles and how we fight to care for each other.
I'm Worried About Dolly Parton
By Madison Wray
A bleak meditation on aging and death (and a blistering critique of the unfair treatment of middle-aged women) and also a waggish, fizzy, coming-of-age story that centers on Judith, a beleaguered housewife, her teenage daughter Cassie, and Cassie's best friend Jill. The three women navigate sex, death, and sadness, whilst "buccal fat removal" looms, tempts and taunts (because doesn't it always? Loom?)...
By Grace Everett
An innovative new clinical trial aims to treat chronic pain by allowing patients to relive memories from before they got sick. As these patients release the burden of pain for the first time in years, they learn that a pain-free existence comes at the cost of their most important memories. Is a life without pain worth forgetting who you are?
Come celebrate our first year playwrights! Followed by a special award ceremony presenting the Interrobang Residency Prize, Donald M. Ephraim Achievement Award, Theatre School Dean's Prize, and the Lawrence Bundschu and Warren Snoddy Endowed Playwrighting Prize.
Tuesday, May 23,
Children's Story By Caylah Johnson
Hey Kids! Do you feel like time is running away yet is still somehow an endless cycle of meaningless repetition? Well, do we have the solution for you: Sand! Try Dustbowl Incorporated’s new product at a kindergarten near you. Official Product Release: May 32nd. Side Effects Include: Time Loops, Growth Spurts, Mind Reading, Abandonment Iss-Shoes, and Nausea.