Abominable (or The Misappropriation of Beverly Onion by Forces Beyond Her Control)

When Luck and Fate make a wager to finally prove who is the more powerful force in the universe, the life of Beverly Onion, the world’s loneliest mortician’s assistant, becomes the medium for their contest. From speed dating, to a penthouse apartment, to trekking across Nepal, Beverly is sent on a journey to discover her destiny (and an unlikely soulmate), in a play that explores the power of loneliness and the...
When Luck and Fate make a wager to finally prove who is the more powerful force in the universe, the life of Beverly Onion, the world’s loneliest mortician’s assistant, becomes the medium for their contest. From speed dating, to a penthouse apartment, to trekking across Nepal, Beverly is sent on a journey to discover her destiny (and an unlikely soulmate), in a play that explores the power of loneliness and the inevitability of fate (with plenty of references to Star Wars along the way).
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Abominable (or The Misappropriation of Beverly Onion by Forces Beyond Her Control)

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  • Eric Pfeffinger:
    14 Mar. 2017
    Loopy and relentlessly unpredictable -- like an amusement park ride except with occasional heartbreak. Audiences and actors alike will welcome the chance to submerge themselves in the smart, peculiar, distinctive and idiosyncratic world built by this play.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Playwrights Week at The Lark New Play Development Center
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    San Francisco PlayGround
    ,
    2013

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    PlayGround in assocation with Symmetry Theatre Company
    ,
    2017

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Eugene O'Neil National Playwright's Conference