By Lindsey Ferrentino
Directed by Aaron Lamb
At a middle school in a seaside town, the unthinkable has happened, placing a bewildered community in the national spotlight. Stuck at home in a state of shocked limbo, Julie and Zander, two smart, funny, and startlingly authentic 13-year-olds, try to make sense of the chaos they witnessed, their awkward crushes, and an infinitely more complicated future – but the grown-ups are no help at all.
An urgent response to escalating gun violence in this country, This Flat Earth is a startling, deeply felt, and often humorous story of growing up in our confounding world, from the perspective of 13-year-old Julie. At Harlequin, this role will be played by two local child actors, alternating performances.
Preview 8/25, opening 8/26
Tickets ($39) here.
Pay-what-you-choose rush tickets available 9/3 (matinee), 9/8 (evening), and 9/16 (evening); see info here.