Full Length Play
WE ARE HERE weaves a joyful past with a devastated present and an indefinite future, as three generations of a family endure an unimaginable loss: the death of a young boy. With compassion, wit, and music, everyone—including the child—searches for the will to endure. Each strong-minded, smart, funny member of the family must find his or her own way to peace. And also: everybody sings.
"WE ARE HERE swings between the joyful and blessed past…and the pain-filled present as the characters try to figure out how to crawl back to life. The last scene, where Eli uses the family's method of communicating love—singing—to show how much he treasured and appreciated his brief time on earth, is a heartbreaker." —DCTheatreScene.com.
"The surprise—and the very real skillfulness—of this play is the way it fools you. About fifteen minutes in, you're all but convinced that you're witnessing the kind of girly-world scenario best aired on something like the late-lamented Oprah show. But then Ms. Thorne, without warning, sucks both men and women into the vortex of the kind of tragedy from which there is no escape for anyone. It's sneaky. And very effective." —Washington Times. "…an intense, introspective drama." —Times-Herald Record.