Full Length Play
Drama, Dark Comedy
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play - In and around the titular lake.
Note: There is no ACTUAL lake required in the production. Jasper Lake is a theatrical lake - so there's no water involved.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language, Nudity/Partial Nudity
Adolescence, Death, Marriage
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
KCACTF: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play, Winner! 2005 National Student Playwriting Award, administered by the American College Theatre Festival
Winner! 2005 National Student Playwriting Award, administered by the American College Theatre Festival
Haunted by a violent past, Liz Sloane awakens to the voice of a girl she has never met, beckoning her to a place called Jasper Lake. Two affluent families reside along this beautiful, exclusive body of water: The abusive Mitchell, his long-suffering wife Nora and her teen-age daughter, Jennifer. Next door is loquacious Mid-western new-comer Deb, her workaholic husband Jerry and their disturbed son Caleb. A "meet the new neighbors" party ensues that will change these families forever, as their secrets and betrayals bubble to the surface. Someone will drown in Jasper Lake tonight, unless Liz and her new boyfriend, an unemployed roadie named Drake, can make it there in time.
sparkles with a haunting allure...every moment of mystery, fear, shock and dismay touches the audience the way a stone tossed in a pond creates an unmistakable ripple." - The Boston Herald
"Powerful and disturbing...a haunting and fragmented chamber piece for eight actors." - Boston Phoenix
"The gated community abutting Jasper Lake is the site of adultery, incest, seduction, psychosis, wrist slitting, apparent drowning, closeted homosexuality, cat killing, cheerleading and other potential sins, Jasper Lake combines Kuntz's wit, particularly sharp when centered on literature and pop culture, with the ability to tell a story." - The Boston Globe
Jasper Lake was first produced by Boston Playwrights Theatre as part of its graduate playwrighting program. It later appeared in an edited version at the New York International Fringe Festival.