In this strange and mysterious monologue, Laura, a girl of 18, comes home, on the night before leaving for college, and discovers her stepfather burning his novel about the mating habits of the praying mantis. In her attempts to understand him, we discover the dark history that has helped make her the troubled person she is, and begin to understand the nightmares to come. Works on its own, but also along with two companion pieces, Entanglement
, or as a group of six related plays that includes Praying Mantis, Night
Published in Mysterium & Other Plays.