For over twenty years, Adam and Diane (twin brother and sister) have spent a week at their cabin in Northern Michigan for bow season. Eager to hunt after missing the last three years, the twins’ plans are interrupted when Cassie (Adam’s wife) arrives with Pearl (Cassie and Adam’s daughter). Cassie leaves Adam with the task of telling Pearl that their marriage is ending.
Meet your Playwright:
Jenni Lamb is a Chicago-based playwright and former improviser. Jenni was most recently a member of the Goodman Playwrights Unit where she wrote Messina. Other plays include Quiver, 12th and Clairmount, Candy Store, Memento Polonia, Period Piece (with Lisa Linke), Ellen Bond, Union Spy (with Jess McLeod and Tanji Harper) and Suicide Kills. Jenni’s plays have had readings or productions with The Goodman Theatre, The House Theatre, The Gift Theatre, American Theatre Company, Stage Left Theatre, Black Box Acting Studio, Wordsmyth Theatre (Houston),
Northwestern University, and Chicago Dramatists. She has received commissions from the Goodman, House Theatre, and Northwestern University. In addition to traditional plays, she wrote Thou Proud Dream, a site-specific adaptation of Henry V. Jenni received an honorable mention for her play Quiver from the Kilroy List and she is a three-time semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference. As an improviser, she performed on many Chicago stages as well as national comedy festivals in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. Currently, she is a producing playwright with the Living Room Playmakers. Jenni holds an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Northwestern University.
Meet your Director:
Darryl Johnson has directed several plays at The Road, including COOPERSTOWN, SMORGASBORD, JIMMY JUMPS, SOAR, THE JUNTO, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and a plethora of staged readings. His numerous other directorial credits include: INTO THE WOODS, PIPPIN, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, WORKING, THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE, PVT. WARS, THE CLEARING, and A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD at venues such as InterAct Theatre, the Met Theatre, The Tiffany, The Matrix, Theatre Neo, Fremont Centre Theatre, Yorba Linda CLO, and the McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts. Darryl attended the USC Film School and the American Film Institute and has directed several films. He recently started a business directing and teaching musical theatre to kids, including a summer camp called TheatriCamp.
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