Lost in the Museum

Rehearsals for The Great Inconvenience start in less than a week. It is now a very different play than the play I started writing a year ago. The synopsis in the post below this one is now utterly obsolete. It's been a journey. It is a journey. I'm grateful to be on the journey with some incredible fellow travelers, including my light and my rock, Erin Kraft, and the most stunning cast (I can't tell you who they are yet, but trust me: they will stun you.)

Here's what it is now. We think.

2050. Somewhere on the West Coast of the United States. A scrappy group of historical re-enactors—orphans of our next civil war—have formed a chosen family. Abandoned by a government that no longer pretends to serve any but the rich, their survival gig is helping to whitewash some of the worst atrocities in American history for audiences of wealthy schoolchildren. When an unexpected visitor starts camping out in their dioramas, portending a new and growing danger, they’re forced to face their own histories, and contend with the revelation that the woman they all work for is much more than just their boss. From playwright Holly Arsenault and director Erin Kraft, the team that created Annex’s 2013 hit, Undo (Gregory Award, Gypsy Rose Lee Award), a new story about families, histories, and nations lost and found.

We open July 27th! Come see.

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