Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - TIME: The present and the past
PLACE: Except for the Prologue, which takes place in a dimly lit space on stage, the entire play takes place in Maura Finley's one-room New York City apartment.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Intense Adult Themes, Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
In this unique psychological thriller, two stories unfold simultaneously in the same space but in different time frames.Maura and Scott, a couple in their early-mid thirties, meet while serving on jury duty for a murder trial and get romantically involved with each other. As their relationship develops, they discover they adamantly disagree on what the verdict thould be. They also realize that each is not the person the other thought they were.
At the same time and in the same space that their story is being played out to its frightening climax, Jan and Tom, another young couple who have just met, weave through their unsual relationship that strangely enough has ties to the same murder case. Formally titled The Stanway Case.
"Absorbing. Keeps us on the edge to its chilling denouement.''-LA Weekly
"Scintillating and tantalizing. Drama and sensationalism at a surrealistic level with a mind-bending plot.''-Tolucan Times
"Lively, entertaining and intelligent. A delectable and delicious play with some genuine surprising twists.''-NoHo LA
"Wonderfully crafted...Delectable.''-Valley Star
THE SPIDER OR THE FLY was first presented under the title THE STANWAY CASE by Tree Trunk Theatrical Company at the Horseshoe Theatre in Van nuys, California in February 2003. The production was directed by Aaron J. Bronsal.