Mox Nox

In a world of magical realism and rising water, two sisters are reunited at their family home. Mira, the caretaker sister, had to weather her mother’s death alone, and holds every childhood slight so close that she is literally burning from the inside, shedding ashes and embers, as her wife, Amanda attempt to soothe her. Sister Deedee has returned to bring her fiancee, Pike, to higher ground, even as her...
In a world of magical realism and rising water, two sisters are reunited at their family home. Mira, the caretaker sister, had to weather her mother’s death alone, and holds every childhood slight so close that she is literally burning from the inside, shedding ashes and embers, as her wife, Amanda attempt to soothe her. Sister Deedee has returned to bring her fiancee, Pike, to higher ground, even as her memory is vanishing faster and faster. In a slowly drowning world, everyone is searching for higher ground. The sisters battle to the end, one unable to forget, the other unable to remember. A play of lyrical magic and visual surprise, with characters who desperately need love and dry land.
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Mox Nox

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  • Greg Lam:
    5 Dec. 2018
    An intriguing and beguiling play that uses a post-apocalypticish setting as the background to a fractured family drama. The sisters decay physically and mentally while the world falls apart around them. Having talked with the playwright, I never would have guessed that the starting point of writing this play was as a vehicle for featuring stage magic. This would be very interesting to see live.

    This play will be featured in a future episode of Boston Podcast Players (bostonpodcastplayers.com)

Development History

  • Commission
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    Brown Box Theatre Project
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    2018