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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  • 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!
  • Sara Jean Accuardi:
    30 Jul. 2018
    An absolutely beautiful, haunting, and truthful play that stays with you.
  • Terry Guerin:
    3 Jul. 2015
    I saw this play in Louisville. I thought it was haunting and beautiful. It was given a stunning production. It is more than a ghost story, it is about loss and how we try to rebuild our lives after losing a loved one. The small mining town which provides the world of this play serves as a way of expressing Penelope's feeling of abandonment after her mother dies. We (my husband and I) loved this play....looking for a production in Philadelphia some time, I hope soon...

Production History

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