Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - Spring 2009. The middle of the economic collapse. Minneapolis.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
In Collapse, Hannah, tries desperately to hold the façade of her perfect life together, even as her husband, David, mysteriously calls in sick to work. Day after day they struggle with infertility, and Hannah herself is on the verge of being laid off. When Hannah’s sister appears on their doorstep, she brings with her a renegade attitude and an illicit package that send David and Hannah on a 12-hour odyssey into the heart of their deepest fears. Will they survive? Will their relationship? Esteemed playwright, Allison Moore, deaftly weaves comedy into the fabric of her topical story. The economic collapse has affected Hannah and David's relationship, and Moore's comedy subversely captures the truth burried beneath the laughs.
"[An] incisive and very funny new comedy... Call it comedy for the new Age of Anxiety." - SF Examiner, Read More
"Moore has successfully integrated comedy with topical issues...Moore's characters come alive as real people despite the absurdist situations and coincidences that bring the plot threads to a mindful conclusion. Collapse is a fine examination of the many ways that economic disaster can impact real people just trying to live their lives." - Associated Press, Read More
"The laughter comes so thick and fast, it's almost astonishing how few one-liners there are. Moore skillfully builds her comedy as much from character and evolving situations as she does from jarring juxtapositions of topic and tone...allowing the poignant truths beneath the humor to take root and slowly blossom." - San Francisco Gate, Read More
Collapse premiered at The Aurora Theatre in San Francisco in February of 2011.