Teenage Charlotte's beautiful mother is dead, and in the midst of her own grief and her father's unwillingness to cope, she turns for comfort to the story of Helen of Troy, convinced that beauty, desire and fame can help her bring her mother back and punish the world that took her away in the first place. Getting beauty tips from her popular friend, seeking career advice on how to be a porn star from a guidance counselor who may or may not be having an affair with her, and searching for love from the football jock who may barely even knows she exists, Charlotte finds herself searching in fantasy for what she cannot find in reality, and ends up destroying the life and dreams of perhaps the only friend she ever really had. But in the depths of pain, she comes to discover an unexpected grace.
"Scribe Mark Schultz and youthful thesp Laura Heisler pull off this high-wire tightrope act with gravity and grace in EVERYTHING WILL BE DIFFERENT, a production that's all the more satisfying for being so dangerously funny." —Variety. "…exquisitely performed new drama plunges deep into the unsettled mind of a fifteen-year-old girl whose mother recently died." —NY Times. "'Critics Choice'…this is a remarkable American play." —Time Out London. "Bang on the money portrait of adolescent angst…provocative delight from start to finish." —Daily Telegraph (UK). "One of the sassiest and savviest pieces of new writing for some time…an astonishing piece of work on every level." —Herald (Scotland).