September & Her Sisters

It's been several weeks since Astrid and Evelyn have heard a word from their youngest sister, September. So when they finally get an e-mail from her, with a post script indicating that she is pregnant, they decide to fly across the country to see what exactly is going on with her. But September is a spoken word poet, and when she refuses to talk about the circumstances of her life, her sisters are left to...
It's been several weeks since Astrid and Evelyn have heard a word from their youngest sister, September. So when they finally get an e-mail from her, with a post script indicating that she is pregnant, they decide to fly across the country to see what exactly is going on with her. But September is a spoken word poet, and when she refuses to talk about the circumstances of her life, her sisters are left to try to extract meaning from her poetry.

September & Her Sisters is a story about language and communication, sisterhood and motherhood, and whether or not the bonds of family will stretch across the length of a country.
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September & Her Sisters

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  • Scott Sickles:
    30 Mar. 2018
    No one writes sisters quite like Jenny Lane. Or families. They are, as the best stage families are, unique and universal. Even the most lofty or pretentious or enigmatic characters are grounded and down-to-earth; they are real people. (And the ones that already "live in the real world" are refreshingly direct.) They speak a poetic truth and then zing each other with sharp realities. Long story short, this is a terrific play... not just about sisterhood but about accountability, expectation and disillusionment. It's also insanely funny.

Development History

  • Commission
    ,
    Scripps Ranch Theatre
    ,
    2015

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Scripps Ranch Theatre
    ,
    2016