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. The little group struggles to find meaning from their experiences, but discover the greatest challenge is accepting that there may not be any.
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THE LAZARUS CLUB

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  • 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!
  • Rachael Carnes:
    28 May. 2021
    Asking big questions in a warm, relatable, smart way, Hoke's exploration of the almost-afterlife is a keenly theatrical, deeply-felt ensemble piece. Like 'Bus Stop' -- with donuts. Another gem - with a strong lead role for a woman - from a master writer. Check it out!
  • David Beardsley:
    9 May. 2021
    A group of very different people come together seeking to understand their near-death experiences, but the connections they forge ultimately demonstrate that what you do with your here-and-now is more important than what might be coming “after”. I enjoyed this play! Hoke’s dialogue is so sharp. Her characters have such clear voices and points of view, but they never become annoying archetypes. This is a topic that could easily get bogged down in philosophy, but it avoids those traps without sacrificing the big ideas. It’s a play that deserves attention.

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