It’s Fritz the Shepherd’s last night on Earth. If Bavarian-born Princess Eugenie will light a candle for him down the road at the church, he’ll be free to finally cross over to the other side. But she’s grown accustomed to his visits. Will she let him go without a price?
Based on primary source diary accounts of a haunting in 1923, The Forlornness was workshopped by Dacha Theatre in 2020. Part spooky ghost-story and part poignant & sentimental, The Forlornness feels like The Woman in Black by Stephen Mallatratt meets Mary’s Wedding by Stephen Massicote. This historical-fiction thriller explores grief, hope and saying goodbye before you’re ready, in a tight 40 minutes with no intermission.
Written by Audrey Herold, directed by Mike Lion. Following each show there will be a talkback with the artists led by the writer as part of her thesis requirements. Admission is on a sliding scale and by donation. All proceeds go towards paying the artists involved and covering the production costs.