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Full length, Drama
3 men, 2 women
Total Cast: 5, Flexible Set
Small-town America, class distinctions, sexual politics, and love. This play explores the fact that sometimes in order to leave your home you have to destroy it. Lilly is a scholarship student from a very rural town. After her first year at college, she comes home to her cousin Tony, who functions as her combination father, brother, and best friend. In an attempt to bring her new world and her old world together, Lilly breaks apart everything around her.
About the Author
Lucy Thurber is the author of seven plays: WHERE WE’RE BORN, ASHVILLE, SCARCITY, KILLERS AND OTHER FAMILY, STAY, BOTTOM OF THE WORLD, and MONSTROSITY. Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has produced three of her plays: WHERE WE’RE BORN, KILLERS AND OTHER FAMILY, and STAY. The Atlantic Theater Company opened their ’07 season with her play SCARCITY. Her play BOTTOM OF THE WORLD was workshopped by WET at The Eugene O’Neill Playwrights’ Center, was part of the first Tribeca Theater Festival and received a workshop at The Public Theater. MONSTROSITY was workshopped at Encore Theatre. She was the recipient of the 2000/2001 Manhattan Theatre Club playwriting fellowship. She was a guest artist at The Perseverance Theater twice, where she helped to adapt both "Moby Dick" and DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS. She has had readings and workshops at Manhattan Theatre Club, The New Group, Primary Stages, MCC, Encore Theatre in San Francisco, PlayPenn, Williamstown, New River Dramatists, and SOHO Rep. Her ten-minute play DINNER is published in a collection called "Not So Sweet, 16 plays from SOHO Rep’s 10-Minute Play Festival." Her produced plays are published by Dramatists Play Service. Lucy is a member of MCC Playwrights’ Coalition, Primary Stages writing group, 13P, and New Dramatists. She is currently writing a new play under commission from Playwrights Horizons.
"Lucy Thurber succeeds in this play, particularly in the ways many so-called emerging playwrights disappoint. Her dialogue is thoroughly believable, her scenes are well-composed and she has something meaningful to say." —CurtainUp.