Sep. 20 – Oct. 8 Gay City, Capitol Hill
Three teens are haunted by the recent disappearance of a local girl as their summer of drugs and partying comes to an end. This daring new play is having its’ world premiere with Forward Flux, after being developed closely with playwright Sarah Bernstein, beginning with a presentation at The Flux Salon in April of 2015.
Harley, Dylan, and Gil find themselves alone in their beach house rental in the dog days of summer, after the rest of their friends have departed for home or school. On their last night of vacation, the teens are haunted by the recent disappearance of a local girl, an incident in which they are implicated, and which has affected each of them in different ways. Over their last day and night together, the three friends forge alliances and fracture them, as each struggles with the truth behind what happened to the missing girl. Sarah Bernstein’s new play takes a darkly funny and chilling look at rape culture in America today.
Honorary mention on the Kilroy List, 2016 (a national list of the best new plays written by women).
The Summer House is a City Arts staff pick for the fall 2016 season.
Meet the Playwright
Sarah Bernstein is a New York based playwright. She received her BA from Brown University, where she studied playwriting with Paula Vogel and Bonnie Metzgar. Her work has been produced and/or developed with the Lark Play Development Center, the Amoralists, Project Y, Forward Flux Productions, The Motor Company, the Source Festival, FullStop Collective, Caps Lock Theatre, the American Globe Theatre, and the New Voices Project. She is a current member of the Project Y Playwrights Group and the Lark Play Development Center’s LitWing. Her play, Perpetuation, as well as her adaptation of Les Miserables, will be published by Playscripts, Inc. this year.
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