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20-year old Emily is the star student in the department where her mother teaches biology. One day, her mother commits a shocking, unthinkable crime. Emily is beset not only with shame but with terrible fear of what she herself might be carrying through the world. She gets a job at The Melting Pot, visits a medium, searching like the good student that she is for answers. How will she endure her pain? Is...
20-year old Emily is the star student in the department where her mother teaches biology. One day, her mother commits a shocking, unthinkable crime. Emily is beset not only with shame but with terrible fear of what she herself might be carrying through the world. She gets a job at The Melting Pot, visits a medium, searching like the good student that she is for answers. How will she endure her pain? Is she deserving of happiness? Will things ever be better again?
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  • Rachel Bublitz:
    8 Mar. 2019
    A moving and emotionally full play about dealing with the unthinkable. Carter uses humor and a matter-of-fact protagonist to juxtapose the gravity the world she’s created. I would love to see this in production. A fantastic play.
  • Stephanie Carlson:
    8 Mar. 2019
    This was a fascinating read, and I would love to see it performed. A truly moving and entertaining story about coping with the incomprehensible.

Development History

  • Workshop
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    Playwrights Horizons / Clubbed Thumb
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    2015