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Lindsey Ferrentino; photo by Mark Douet

This Flat Earth


Mainstage Theater

Written by Lindsey Ferrentino
Directed by Rebecca Taichman

World Premiere

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 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. 

FEATURING
Cassie Beck — Lisa
Ella Kennedy Davis — Julie
Lynda Gravátt — Cloris
Lucas Papaelias — Dan
Ian Saint-Germain — Zander

Scenic Design: Dane Laffrey
Costume Design: Paloma Young
Lighting Design: Christopher Akerlind
Sound Design: Mikhail Fiksel
Production Stage Manager: Cole P. Bonenberger

This Flat Earth is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

Reviews

Trailer

First Rehearsal Photos: This Flat Earth

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!

Essay

Everything Turns Away

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.
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