Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - A small American town and a University in the same area.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Two immigrant Romanian sisters struggle to make ends meet as they attempt to capture a piece of the American Dream. Kara is the provider. She has been working in a factory sending money home for her younger sister Mia, making it possible for her to come to America to finish up her PhD in biochemistry. Everything is working according to their plan. They have a nice house. Mia is making remarkable progress with her research on ants under the guidance of her professor, Adam Kohn. Kara spends her free time reading Tarot cards. And then the unthinkable happens...
"Always quirky, at times whimsical, funny in a dark kind of way, with a soft spot for the marginalized and the underdog, Saviana Stanescu's plays are everything you want a good play to be. They're personal but expansive, full of hope and despair, rooted in more than one culture, and they transcend race, class, and boundaries." - nytheatre.com
"[A] highly enjoyable play" - New Jersey Stage
"'Ants,'...deals with the defiance of natural laws and expected behavior in the insect and human worlds." - nj.com
World Premier at New Jersey Rep in March of 2013