M and The Water Man

The Earth’s spin has slowed and the sun is scorching relentlessly as The Water Man makes his last delivery to M, a recluse living in the desert. When The Water Man invites M to join him in the remaining underground community, M must decide if she wants to live or die.
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M and The Water Man

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  • Lee R. Lawing:
    13 Dec. 2018
    My aboute favorite episode on the Twilight Zone is the Midnight Sun and Vaughn writes what could be a sequel to that television classic here with M and the Water Man. A continuation of that theme of the world moving closer to the sun and yet the nightmare doesn’t go away as with that television show but stays with you at the end. Well done!
  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    12 Dec. 2018
    I am generally not a sci-fi fan or a fan of plays about romantic love, but this play pulled me in with its honesty, its sense of ritual (yes!), its language/pacing/rhythms, its strangeness and its urgency. I like the ideas in the play that feel epic even in such a short period of time. Well done!
  • Franky Gonzalez:
    9 Dec. 2018
    Through every tragedy and every crisis, love endures. Hannah Vaughn creates a world of spare language where nothing is wasted like you don't waste water in a desert. It may well all be ending and nights grow longer with days so endlessly long, but through it all love endures. It's a wonderful play living in circumstances that are all too frighteningly possible, and the playwright creates a scenario that is all too human in its response to the crisis.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Midwest Dramatist Conference
    ,
    2018

Production History

  • Professional
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    Actors Theatre of Santa Cruz
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    The Navigators
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
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    Paper Kraine
    ,
    2017