King of Shadows

King of Shadows

King of Shadows

by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

King of Shadows

King of Shadows

by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Overview

In this urban thriller loosely inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream, a fifteen-year-old runaway named Nihar is living on the streets, hustling to survive. When he meets a well-intentioned (and well-off) graduate student named Jessica, he tells her an unbelievable story—there is a mythical world beneath our world, ruled by the King of Shadows. Nihar claims the terrifying, demon-like creature is hunting San Francisco's homeless population, trying to find him. Can Jessica protect Nihar? Will she? And could the boy somehow…possibly…be telling the truth? The answers in this unsettling play have frightening repercussions for both Jessica and Nihar, as well as for Jessica's boyfriend, Eric, and her sister, Sarah.

Authors

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasais a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. His plays include: Doctor Cerberus(South Coast Rep, LA Theatre Works), The Picture of Dorian Grey(Roundhouse Theatre), King of Shadows(The Working Theatre), Good Boys and True(Steppenwolf, 2econd Stage Theatre, the O’Neill), Based on a Totally True Story( ...

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