Julie 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 twelve-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.
Scenic Design: Dane Laffrey Costume Design: Paloma Young Lighting Design: Christopher Akerlind Sound Design: Mikhail Fiksel Music Director: Christian Frederickson Production Stage Manager: Cole P. Bonenberger Assistant Stage Manager: Shane Schnetzler
Lindsey Ferrentino is making her Playwrights debut with This Flat Earth, an urgent response to our times directed by Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman. Go inside the rehearsal room for a sneak peek at the process!
Lindsey’s writing evinces qualities we at Playwrights are coming to recognize as her trademarks: bright crackling humor, a keen ear for the ways class informs relationships, and a yen for theatrical gestures.