Carapace

Jeff is a Minneapolis sports anchor who hasn't had a drink in years - not a drop. When he hears that his 23 year-old daughter Margo's stutter has caused her to stop speaking altogether, he heads out into the cold to bring her a gift for her birthday. All he needs to do is find an all night pet store. And convince someone to tell him where Margo lives. And maybe stop for a drink. Just one.... 5M/1W

 

 

Available through Samuel French

2013 Production. B Street Theatre (Sacramento, CA) . directed by Jerry Montoya

2011 World Premiere . The Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA) . directed by Judith Ivey (view images here)

2011 Reading . Primary Stages (New York, NY) . directed by Henry Wishcamper

2010 Workshop/Reading . The Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles, CA) . directed by Judith Ivey

2010 Workshop Production . Ohio University (Athens, OH) . directed by Brian Evans

 

The almost agonizing depiction of an alcoholic father’s attempt to reconnect with his grown daughter on her birthday, and the most powerful play yet to emerge from the Alliance’s annual Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition.
— Curt Holman, Creative Loafing
Close to miraculous in every conceivable way... This short powerful play is an almost perfect work of art.
— Manning Harris, Atlanta In-Town Paper
Under the astute direction of Tony-winning actress Judith Ivey, the tension and sense of dread is palpable.
— Bert Osborne, Atlanta Journal Constitution
A sharp, often incredibly funny drama wise to the damage that families can contain.
— Felicia Foster, Arts Critical ATL