By Ian August
A WORLD PREMIERE, commissioned by Tiny Dynamite
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
Featuring Jessica Bedford, Kimberly Fairbanks, and Charlotte Northeast
Honorary Producer Rebecca Bradbeer
May 12-16 at 6:30pm; May 16 at 3:00pm
Streaming live via the internet
FREE; Suggested donation $25
Only one link needed per household
From Ian August, the playwright of our 2019 one-woman show, Donna Orbits the Moon, comes a comedy about trust, friendships, and the perils of planning a wedding shower. Created for this moment, Social Distances puts you (and the other audience members) onscreen in a Zoom happy hour alongside Elaine, Jana, and Sally, three friends in their 40s trying to navigate the challenges of their online and in-person relationships. They’ll ask you to help plan a wedding shower…and even to take sides, as unspoken tensions between them bubble to the surface. Utilizing Zoom’s breakout rooms feature, the play splits up the audience into smaller groups for private confessionals from each character. With 27 possible paths through the story, no two audience experiences will be exactly the same!
Availability is limited to 30 audience members per performance.