The Robertassey (Roberta's odyssey)

Roberta’s trip to Ireland becomes a surreal odyssey when the airlines loses her suitcase containing her father’s ashes. A comedy about grief, the destruction of nature, the universe’s indifference, filial obligation, forgiveness, and power of love.
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The Robertassey (Roberta's odyssey)

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  • James McLindon:
    19 Apr. 2019
    Anything Kathleen writes is a delight and this play is no exception. Charm, dry wit, and poignancy: What more can one ask for?
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    6 Mar. 2019
    I would be so excited to see this play in production. It's poetic and lyrical, and the magic threaded throughout is to die for. A play about loss and trauma, and how and if we can (or should) separate the trauma caused by loved ones after we lose them.
  • Rachael Carnes:
    6 Mar. 2019
    I was able to see a wonderfully directed staged reading of this play at the Ivoryton Playhouse's Women's Playwright Initiative. Cahill's delightful comedy weaves past and present, dancing between two continents with such ease, her bright humor accented with moments of poignancy, the weight of memory and moving forward. This play resonates with audiences - the crowd at the Ivoryton just loved it - and will offer creative teams so much room to explore and shape all its comic possibilities. Cahill is a master of comedic set-up and delivers enthralling, accessible language throughout. She makes it look easy! Highly recommend.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Salt Lake Acting Company
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    2019
  • Workshop
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    Women's New Play Festival, Ivoryton Theatre
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    2019