Fri, Apr 15 at 7:15 pm
Playwright: Sarah Myers (MFA Drama and Theatre for Youth/ Playwriting)Director: Katie Dawson (MFA Drama and Theatre for Youth)
The Realm is a science-fiction play for older adolescents and adults set in an underground dystopia of the future. It is an interrogation into suffering, control, and complacencehow much we ourselves are willing to surrender for survival and what causes us (either through immunity or ignorance) to close our eyes to others pain. The play traces the journey of two teenagers, Kansas and James, as they escape from a world that rations everything from water to air to the length of a human lifea plastic-coated, slogan-filled society where citizens lose even language itself.
This project is developed in conjunction with the Theatre Focus Program at St. Stephens Episcopal School and the Head of their Acting Program, Michelle Ludwig.
The production will be performed at St. Stephens following the Festival.