THE GANTRY GIRLS COME HOME

The Gantry sisters somehow managed to survive their strange, violent youth: poverty, a mentally ill mother, sexual and emotional abuse. When they return home to be at their mother’s deathbed, they begin to unearth old crimes—ones that threaten to tear their family apart unless they figure out how to bury the bodies for good. --a 2015 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference finalist
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THE GANTRY GIRLS COME HOME

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  • Heather Helinsky:
    1 May. 2016
    This play delivers a good emotional suckerpunch...or at the very least, a metaphorical bloody nose! Yes, there are family dramas aplenty set when a parental figure is dying, but this character-driven story about six half-sisters gathered together in their rural home one last time is fun, gritty, and tense. Would hate to see a story with six prime roles for actresses sit on the sidelines for too long---give it a chance, these characters are ready to get in the ring and duke it out about about family secrets and sisterhood.
  • Jacqueline Goldfinger:
    11 Mar. 2016
    Stephen's GANTRY GIRLS touch upon forbidden moments so often hidden from polite society which explode on the stage with a visceral, raw reality that knocks you back in your seat. Would someone finally please have the audacity to produce this play.
  • 17 Feb. 2016
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend Stephen Spotswood and their play "The Grantry Girls Come Home" as a finalist for our 2015 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one of 59 finalists out of more than 1,300 submissions, it is the value of the page that has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process. Our readers responded to the suspenseful, well-crafted pace of this piece, as well as the distinct voices among the ensemble of sisters.

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