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Recent Tragic Events - Full Length Play

Recent Tragic Events

Craig Wright

Full Length Play

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780822219897

It is September 12th, 2001; the setting is the Minneapolis apartment o…

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Full Length Play


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It is September 12th, 2001; the setting is the Minneapolis apartment of Waverly, a young advertising executive. Soon to venture on a blind date amidst the television news coverage of the September 11th attacks, Waverly becomes preoccupied when she discovers that her twin sister, Wendy, a student in New York, has not been heard from. Waverly reassures herself that Wendy had no reason to be at the World Trade Center. As the evening unfolds, Waverly and her blind date, Andrew, an airport bookstore manager, realize that they are connected by a succession of bizarre coincidences. As Waverly awaits word on Wendy, the date is complicated by visits from her crazed-musician neighbor, Ron, and his girlfriend, Nancy, and a startling visit from Waverly's great aunt, Joyce Carol Oates—played by a sock puppet.
"…a poignant, thought-provoking, and yes, essentially amusing piece on the subject [of 9/11]. Indeed, the play offers a lesson in how the theater can deal with such a momentous event without being trite, maudlin, trivial, or disrespectful." —Variety. "…dizzying, funny and wrenching…fresh, shocking, and painful as an open wound…gets in your heart and mind like an off-stage sob." —Georgetowner. "…issues of chance and causality, fate and choice, free will versus predetermination—all unabashedly expressed…[with] unexpected humor and touches of whimsical theatricality…" —Houston Chronicle. "…clever, sharply drawn…very funny…" —Washington Post. "…engaging…funny…profoundly loving…" —Texas Triangle Magazine.


3m, 3f

Craig Wright

Craig Wright

Craig Wright. Recent productions: Mistakes Were Made at A Red Orchid Theatre, Hartford Stage and the Barrow Street Theater; Blind at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre; The Gray Sisters at Third Rail Rep; The Unseen at Actors Theater of Louisville and upcoming at Stages Rep with Lady, which was commissioned by and received its world premiere from the Northlight Theatre and was subsequently produced ... view full profile

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