THE LAZARUS CLUB

NEW! SEEKING FEEDBACK AND DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS: After Charlotte "dies" alone, she seeks other Near Death Experiencers to determine if she can trust what happened--and make sure it doesn't happen again. As the little group struggles to find meaning in these experiences, they realize that no matter their beliefs, they are all in this together.
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THE LAZARUS CLUB

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  • Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend:
    14 Feb. 2022
    A group of people with nothing in common other than the fact that they all died, and then they all came back to life, start meeting as a (not support! don't say support!) group. I loved the unique voices of each of them and watching their relationships develop as they slowly, almost seemingly against their will sometimes, became friends. I especially loved their discussions of what makes a life worth living. What a lovely play!
  • Claudia Haas:
    14 Dec. 2021
    Near death experience, atheism, belief - these are heady themes for a play. Hoke gives them all such a human connection that what could be a philosophical treatise is instead a heart-filled, funny (even irreverent) exploration on our journey trying to figure out what it is to be human. Just follow, wide-eyed, and let the characters lead you on the journey that is a life.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    6 Sep. 2021
    An original, warmly human, funny, and atmospheric piece that explores huge existential questions in an interesting manner. Hoke has assembled an eclectic, rich ensemble that is populated by real and fully developed humans who are also representative of larger ideas and questions in a fascinating way. Most potent to me was the examination of whether or not it is "enough" for life to be made up of compelling experiences, or if one needs other humans to truly be fulfilled. It also has unique audio/visual and design potential and a clever structure; I'm excited to follow its development trajectory!

Character Information

  • CHARLOTTE
    37,
    Female
    A large woman
  • ANGELO
    fifties,
    Any (but probably white)
    ,
    Male
  • AZRIM
    mid-twenties,
    Male
    Muslim American
  • FLASH
    Early forties,
    Female
  • NARDIN
    13, 25,
    Non-binary

Development History

  • Reading
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    Create Theatre
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    2021