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New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher St. #1E New York, NY 10014
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Written by Lucy Thurber

Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch

Featuring McCaleb Burnett, Mikaela Feely-Lehmann, Hani Furstenberg, Brian Miskell, and Jenny Seastone Stern

Set Design by Rachel Hauck, Costume Design by Jessica Pabst, Lighting Design by Burke Brown, Sound Design by Leon Rothenberg

About The Hill Town Plays:

The Hill Town Plays is a cycle of five plays: Scarcity, Ashville, Where We’re Born, Killers and Other Family, and Stay.

Each play investigates a pivotal stage of the main character’s life, spanning from a childhood in rural Western Massachusetts, through college and coming to terms with her sexual identity, and onto adulthood as a successful author.

The cycle is an examination of the culture of poverty in America; how we are always a part of where we come from, and yet our future is determined by who we choose to be. We all come with these stories we’ve created; urban or rural, we have narratives we construct as a means of survival. Often they keep us from allowing others to know us, to touch the parts of ourselves we kept secret in order to remain whole. The Hill Town Plays examine how, in order to overcome the past, we have to accept the fact that it takes courage to live in the present.

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