The Earth is Flat

The Earth is Flat

The Earth is Flat

by: Todd Almond

by: Todd Almond

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The Earth is Flat

The Earth is Flat

by: Todd Almond

by: Todd Almond

Overview

A coming-of-age story set in Calhoun Hall, The Earth is Flat follows purple-haired Ethan as he takes his first tentative steps toward self-knowledge. Day one he meets his roommate, Derek, who’s popular, social, and seems to have it all together. Day two, Ethan’s brother dies in an accident, sending Ethan back home to deal with his ambitious sister and his pill-addicted mother. While there, Derek and Ethan write letters in which Derek reveals he’s become obsessed with conspiracy theories about the earth being flat. When Ethan returns to college, he and Derek share a kiss, but Derek isn’t gay, and Ethan’s embarrassment propels him further toward the theories. Will Derek and he ever repair their friendship? Will college ever be “normal”?

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Cast Attributes: Non-Traditional casting, Cross gender casting, Features Teens, Flexible casting, Multicultural casting
  • Target Audience: Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Todd Almond

Todd Almond is a composer, lyricist, and playwright. For The Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park, he wrote the music and lyrics for the Public Works production of The Tempest at the Delacorte Theater (a production in which he also starred as Ariel). His musicals include Girlfriend (Berkeley Rep., and Actors Theatre ...

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