A former rock-and-roll wild child, haunted by the suicide of a Seattle rock legend, struggles with the rebellion of her own iPod-obsessed teenage daughter. When rumors of the rock star's final, lost song bring a charming young man with questionable motives into the picture, an intriguing mystery begins to unfold.
"Christopher Shinn's well-plotted new drama has surprising nuance and sudden surges of emotion. The play offers several outstanding monologues, some tender, some searing, and one unforgettable." —The New Yorker. "Christopher Shinn, an up-and-coming playwright of exceptional talent, trains his focus squarely on the unexceptional in ON THE MOUNTAIN, a gentle wisp of a play…Mr. Shinn sees and hears people as they are, and his greatest strength is his ability to reproduce onstage the clumsy poetry of natural human interaction. That skill is rarer than you might think." —NY Times. "An unexpectedly compelling tale about those living the aftermath of a fictional legend's decade-old suicide." —NY Newsday. "Christopher Shinn is a writer who likes to notate encounters precisely…ON THE MOUNTAIN is so skillfully written." —Village Voice.