Part of the PlayLabs new play festival.
by Playwrights’ Center Core Writer Jason Gray Platt
Ella gathers her family together for the holidays to have the delicate conversation surrounding her end-of-life plans. But the emotionally strenuous conversation does not go as she had hoped. So the discussion happens again. And again. But each time another family member is missing, and the conversation goes slightly differently, until it becomes apparent that the end of Ella’s life isn’t the only approaching tragedy for which a plan needs to be made. Because time is running out.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Director: Tracy Brigden**
Dramaturg: Rachel Jendrzejewski
Set design consultant: Kate Sutton-Johnson
Stage manager: Aaron Wheeler*
Cast: Linda Kelsey*, Maggie Bearmon Pistner, Tracey Maloney*, Kimberly Richardson*, Meredith Casey, Clarence Wethern*
**Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
*Member of Actors' Equity Association
FROM JASON: “When the child informs us that there is a monster under the bed, we tell her that there is no such monster so that she may sleep soundly. On the first few occasions, we make a spectacle of lifting the covers and looking underneath, so that the child may rest easy. Eventually we stop looking, confident in our knowledge that because there has never been a monster in the past, there can never be a monster in the future. The child is not prey to such logical fallacies. One day, there will be a monster. And we will not be looking.”
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