Time Is On Our Side

“A superbly crafted two-hour mystery… Thomas creates an entire world with seeming room for all of humanity’s hopes and dreams, foibles and longings.” –Jim Rutter, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Annie loves the past. Curtis lives for the future. Together they host a wildly unpopular podcast from Annie's living room in which they "queer history," reinterpreting Philadelphia lore...
“A superbly crafted two-hour mystery… Thomas creates an entire world with seeming room for all of humanity’s hopes and dreams, foibles and longings.” –Jim Rutter, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Annie loves the past. Curtis lives for the future. Together they host a wildly unpopular podcast from Annie's living room in which they "queer history," reinterpreting Philadelphia lore through an modern, intersectional lens. When Annie finds a family heirloom that reveals a buried connection to the early LGBT rights movement, the political suddenly gets explosively personal. TIME IS ON OUR SIDE's shape-shifting plot bounds gleefully from the Underground Railroad to pop culture futurity, as Annie and Curtis search for answers to the questions “How do we let go of the past? And when will it let go of us?”

“[D]elivers thoughtful, clear storytelling drama that new plays frequently lack.” -Howie Shapiro, Newsworks.
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Time Is On Our Side

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  • Sharai Bohannon:
    9 Aug. 2018
    This is a beautiful, funny, sad, heartwarming, and hope inspiring play. Thomas' voice comes across so clearly in the stage directions and dialogue that it's an added bonus to his fans (of which I am one), but the characters, plot, and discussing of shared history/responsibility stemming from that history are what's really staggering about this play. I hope this picks up more productions and I hope to give those productions all of my money.
  • John Bavoso:
    2 Mar. 2018
    I’m a big fan of Thomas’s work at Elle, and that, combined with the synopsis of this play, got me excited to read it. And I was not disappointed! TIME IS ON OUR SIDE asks big, important questions about history’s role in the present and who gets to tell what stories, and wraps them in dialog that made me literally laugh out loud. I know these characters, and I want to be their friends and live in their world long after the play ends. I hope I get to see a production of this script someday!

Development History

  • Commission
    ,
    Simpatico Theatre Project
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
    ,
    PlayPenn
    ,
    2015

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    About Face Theatre
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Simpatico Theatre Project
    ,
    2016

Awards

Finalist
,
Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award
,
American Theatre Critics Association
,
2017
Winner
,
BARRYMORE AWARD for BEST NEW PLAY
,
Theatre Philadelphia
,
2016
Winner
,
VIRIGINIA BROWN MARTIN PHILADELPHIA AWARD
,
Theatre Philadelphia
,
2016