I Will Be Gone

Seventeen-year-old Penelope goes to live with her Aunt Josephine in a small town in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains after her mom dies. Everyone in this small town—built right next door to a ghost town—is haunted by something or someone, and no one knows how to behave. Filled with apparitions, earthquakes, and strange attempts to mourn, this play explores the beauty and awkwardness of living with the...
Seventeen-year-old Penelope goes to live with her Aunt Josephine in a small town in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains after her mom dies. Everyone in this small town—built right next door to a ghost town—is haunted by something or someone, and no one knows how to behave. Filled with apparitions, earthquakes, and strange attempts to mourn, this play explores the beauty and awkwardness of living with the knowledge that everything ends.
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I Will Be Gone

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  • Amy Berryman:
    14 Aug. 2019
    I love this play with all my heart. Funny, awkward, haunting, exquisite. More theaters need to produce this play!
  • Cheryl Bear:
    11 Aug. 2019
    Absolutely beautiful play about impermanence and loss. Stunning and powerful work!
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    30 Jul. 2018
    I love this play. I haven’t had the chance to see it staged, but I had such a strong reaction to it just from reading it off the page. It’s haunting and funny and brilliant. Begging all theaters to produce so I’m able to finally see it!

Production History

  • Professional
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    Actors Theater of Louisville, Humana Festival of New American Plays
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    2015