Darlin': New Mystery Drama Set in a Motel
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A ringing cell phone starts off this madcap romantic comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House and Eurydice). When the peaceful ambiance in an otherwise-quiet café is interrupted by an incessantly ringing cell phone, Jean, the woman at the next table, becomes exasperated. Discovering that the phone's owner is dead, she answers the phone -- and soon finds herself dating the dead man's brother, sharing cosmopolitans with his widow, and meeting his mistress for a mysterious rendezvous. Jean's odd odyssey to set things right for the dead man results in resurrecting her own life by forcing her to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Learn More
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I thought the play was well written and well acted. While most of the characters were believable, the actions of Smith were not entirely so (I have never been in a road side motel where the desk clerk left the desk to walk me to my room) but that was only a mild distraction and perhaps necessary for staging purposes. I think Hank could have been better, too, he was not entirely believable in his actions. This play is a world premiere and there was a talk back with the actors and director afterwards, very interesting to hear about the production process.
Joshua Rollins’ play Concealed Carry was selected for the 2013 Seven Devils’ Playwrighting Conference with ID Theatre and is having its world premiere in Denver at Local Theater Company in Spring 2014. His play A Girl With Sun in Her Eyes debuted in Chicago in 2011 with Pine Box Theater Company to great acclaim and a sold-out run. It is in development for production in New Orleans. Other works include American Rex_, which premiered with Chicago Street Theatre and was a finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference and _25 Saints, which completed a run at Victory Garden’s Greenhouse Theatre in Chicago in 2013 and an acclaimed, sold-out run with Azeotrope Theatre in Seattle.
Joshua is also an actor and has appeared with many acclaimed companies including The Blue Man Group, Steppenwolf Theatre, The Gift Theatre, About Face, Commonwealth Shakespeare, and the Huntington Theatre. Film credits include Batman: The Dark Knight, Contagion, Living Hell, Killshot, Awake and The Lake House, among others. He is a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf.