in a word

by Lauren Yee; directed by Ann Woodhead

September 8 to October 9, 2022

grief and comedy collide in this lyrical play about loss and language

Today is the two-year anniversary of Fiona’s son’s disappearance, and still, nothing makes sense to her. Not her blasé husband, the incompetent detective, or the neighborhood kidnapper who keeps introducing himself in the checkout line. As Fiona delves back into her memories of that fateful day, to uncover that crucial missing piece, grief and comedy collide, and ordinary turns of phrase take on dangerous new meanings.

IN A WORD is - in a word - riveting. It’s also powerful, moving, funny...

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