This Flat Earth
Why’s everybody acting so shocked? …Why don’t the grown-ups just fix it?
At a middle school in this seaside town, the unthinkable has happened, placing a bewildered community in the national spotlight. Stuck at home in a state of shocked limbo, Julie and Zander, two thirteen-year-olds, try to make sense of the chaos they witnessed, their awkward crushes, and an infinitely more complicated future — but the grown-ups are no help at all. An urgent response to our times, This Flat Earth is a startling and deeply felt story of growing up in our confounding world.
This Flat Earth is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award
Lindsey Ferrentino is a writer of dauntless conviction. Unflinching portraits like the ones she draws are hard to come by outside journalism.—The New York Times