Full Length Play
60 minutes (1 hour)
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Winner! Fringe First, Spirit of Fringe Awards, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
of Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival
This complex and terrifying play is about a woman who has embraced the illusion of central position she believes she is the center of the universe, that when she moves from one location it is disassembled by evil demons and reassembled elsewhere, and that the universe exists simply to torment her, distract her from the true nature of things, and give her as much pain as possible. Powerful, funny, disturbing and disorienting, this play stretches one actress to the limit of her abilities and takes theatre to the edge of madness. Published in Cincinnati & Other Plays.
"a frighteningly powerful monologue...As a portrait of madness, this show is as heartbreakingly convincing as any I have ever seen...energizing, pulsating with life, and often very, very funny..." - The Scotsman
"A beautifully structured poetic exploration of madness" - The List
"In turns heartbreaking and hilarious...a superbly written tragic-comic one-hander...a viciously witty existential fugue..." - The Adelaide Advertiser
First produced in the spring of 1981 at Indiana State University in
Terre Haute, Indiana, with Janice Dukes. Directed by Gary Stewart.