On Every Link a Heart Does Dangle; or, Owed

The town of Thebes was once the jewel of Southern Illinois, but pregnant women and their unborn babies are dying mysteriously deaths and the town's leader has locked himself away, leaving the residents to cast about for answers. Suspicion falls on Mellie, a young woman born with a serious disability. Despised from birth by the gods and barely tolerated by the rest of town, it falls to her and the other...
The town of Thebes was once the jewel of Southern Illinois, but pregnant women and their unborn babies are dying mysteriously deaths and the town's leader has locked himself away, leaving the residents to cast about for answers. Suspicion falls on Mellie, a young woman born with a serious disability. Despised from birth by the gods and barely tolerated by the rest of town, it falls to her and the other women of Thebes to wrest power from the man who has led them to catastrophe in this radical reimagining of the Oedipus myth.
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On Every Link a Heart Does Dangle; or, Owed

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    The Playwrights Center
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    NNPN/Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights Workshop
    ,
    2018