"MARVELOUS... DELICIOUS TWISTS!"
- ARTS KNOX

"INSPIRED!"
- NASHVILLE SCENE

"ENGAGING!"
- THE TENNESSEAN

(Images courtesy of Quinn Phillips Photography)

 

The Plot

Stranded in the lifeless heart of Dust Bowl-era Oklahoma, and reeling from the traumatic death of her mother, young Cindy Wicket teeters on the brink of madness. When her scheming Aunt Eudora arrives claiming ownership of the home and authority over Cindy, a turbulent battle of wits and wills ensues. Meanwhile, Eudora’s daughter Ella must wrestle with her own mounting desperation as she watches her hopes for the future vanish beneath dust, dead crops, and her mother’s all-consuming greed. With the arrival of a handsome young man from Chicago offering to buy the land, the stage is set for a final conflict over control of the homestead and the destinies of all who live there.

The Authors

JP Schuffman and Sara Gaddis are multidisciplinary theatre artists and have been writing together since 2011. They relocated from NYC to their home state of Tennessee where they feel a deeper connection to the people, the culture, and are more free to make the kind of theatre they want to make.  

 
 

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