Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - Brooklyn, New York. Now.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
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
Uber-hip Brooklynites Pam and Dixon take great pride in their secular humanist approach to parenting. But when their 17-year-old daughter, Julie, decides to become a Christian, their laid-back, open-minded facade comes crashing down. Carly Mensch's Oblivion takes a wry look at Nietzsche, famed film critic Pauline Kael, and the nature of belief in the 21st century.
"...smart, sassy and rewarding" - TheNew York Times, Read More
"[Oblivion] grabs the audience’s attention and leaves them satisfied and entertained..." - The Newtown Bee, Read More
"Mensch’s play boldly addresses a subject many liberal intellectuals prefer to dance around or avoid: the role of religious faith in contemporary life." - Chicago Sun Times, Read More
Oblivion premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, in November of 2011.