TALLGRASS GOTHIC By: Melanie Marnich
Have you ever felt stuck in one place?
You want leave so badly it's the only thing you can think about...
Meet Tin, Laura, Mary, Scotto, Filene, and Daniel.
All of these characters are living in a small town in the Great Plains, where the values of old americana still stick to everything that moves.
In a town that marries for life and afterlife, what can you do when you are so desperately unhappy?
The longing, isolation, desire and fear of the classic Jacobean tragedy The Changeling are transported to the Great Plains of the Midwest in this haunting tale. At the center of the story is Laura, whose need to leave her small, rural home and controlling husband is ignited when she falls in love with a man who offers her escape and a future. But in this place where history and its ghosts populate the landscape, Laura's hunger for a new beginning sets off a violent chain of events that leads her not out of town, but to a profound (and terrifying) understanding of her true nature.
Wednesday May 16th at 7:30pm
Thursday May 17th at 7:30pm
Friday May 18th at 7:30pm
Saturday May 19th at 7:30pm
Carte Blanche Studios, Milwaukee, WI (View)
1024 S. 5th St
Milwaukee, WI 53204