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Splash Hatch on the E Going Down - Full Length Play

Splash Hatch on the E Going Down

Kia Corthron

Full Length Play

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780822218197

Thyme is fifteen, an A student and three months' pregnant. Erry is eig…

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Thyme is fifteen, an A student and three months' pregnant. Erry is eighteen, the opposite of book smart and lives with his wife, Thyme, in the bedroom of her parents' Harlem apartment. Shaneequa is fifteen, Thyme's best friend, mother of an infant and has picked up the habit during her current pregnancy of eating dirt. Erry gets a job in construction, but his health slowly begins to deteriorate: occupational lead inhalation. Besides Thyme's obsessions with all the mechanics of the maturing fetus inside her and with the option of delivering in water, she has recently become fascinated with urban politics of the environment: why communities of color are consistently housed in the most hazardous areas. She is a data-gathering machine yet remains strangely oblivious to Erry's mounting illness—her research fixation suddenly, devastatingly brought home.
"Corthron writes in a style and with a rhythm—a poetry—that is both original and honest. We hear urban voices, and they are not stereotypes. Her characters possess a vital and intelligent sense of humor…" —CurtainUp.


2m, 3f

Kia Corthron

Kia Corthron

Kia Corthron's A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick premiered at Playwrights Horizons in spring 2010. Other plays include Moot the Messenger (Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival), Light Raise the Roof (New York Theatre Workshop), Snapshot Silhouette (Minneapolis' Children's Theatre), Slide Glide the Slippery Slope (Humana, Mark Taper Forum), The Venus de Milo Is Armed (Alabama ... view full profile

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