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  • Audrey Lang:
    30 Mar. 2021
    This is such a deeply theatrical play and I'm aching to see it performed. The characters are complex and challenging. It can be hard to empathize with people in circumstances we don't fully understand, so it is especially remarkable that Yarchun has depicted a family struggling with mental illness in a way that lets us in and truly does bring us to feel for each character, even and especially when their actions (or inactions) are upsetting.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    11 Feb. 2021
    An exquisite and theatrical exploration of mental illness and complex family relationships. The broader use of climate change, Brooke's obsession with Mary Lee, and Gail's post-it note coping strategy provide beautiful, nuanced, and subtle extended metaphors that bolster the human core of the play. There is also something really poignant about reading it right now--it begs to be staged and creatively realized on its feet, and I can't wait to see it live some day. There's so much here for a whole production team--from actors to directors to designers to movement folks--to sink its teeth into.
  • Rachel Teagle:
    14 Oct. 2016
    Hypnotic, powerful, and unsettling. Scientific and emotional truths ring out long after the play is over. I still find myself thinking about animal distress calls.
  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    11 Jun. 2016
    Beautifully rendered characters, relationships portrayed with compassion and honesty. The language is evocative yet useful, and the place serves the play well as a real place and a metaphor that works to heighten our experience -- and there is a great intensity to the play that keeps us on the edge of our seats!
  • Gina Femia:
    2 Jun. 2016
    I had the pleasure of seeing a reading of this incredible play at The Great Plains Theatre Conference. A story about two sisters, themes of mental illness and environmental science are organically interwoven throughout the fabric of the play to create a powerful story about the things we do to try to save another - even when we need to save ourselves. Strong parts for female actresses. I hope to see this play produced very soon.