small town icons: a revenge play

FULL-LENGTH PLAY
CONTENT NOTE: Discussions of Eating Disorders, Teenage Pregnancy, & Violence against Minors

It's the day before the opening night of Mount Vernon's production of OUR TOWN and all Sabrina wants to do is keep rehearsing because the show needs to be perfect. Her best friend Kimberly just wants to go out before she starts training full-time for the Olympics....
FULL-LENGTH PLAY
CONTENT NOTE: Discussions of Eating Disorders, Teenage Pregnancy, & Violence against Minors

It's the day before the opening night of Mount Vernon's production of OUR TOWN and all Sabrina wants to do is keep rehearsing because the show needs to be perfect. Her best friend Kimberly just wants to go out before she starts training full-time for the Olympics. However, their small town threatens to suffocate them after an incident with Sabrina, their bible-praising science teacher, and a branding in the shape of the cross. Once their formerly hospitalized friend shows up at their door and the bully who put her there arrives, everything breaks down and two of them end up hurt. A revenge play based on two true small town events, small town icons investigates small town toxicity, Our Town, religion, friendship, and cookies.
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small town icons: a revenge play

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  • Brynn Hambley:
    18 Jun. 2022
    While reading this play I was reminded of my own teenager-hood as a young wannabe actor in a small town overrun by "Christians". This play made me laugh, made me gasp, and reminded me of the anger I still harbor from those days. Visceral, phenomenal, and sorely needed in a time where so many of us have religious and social traumas. I can't wait to see this play on a stage!
  • Jelisa Jay Robinson:
    1 May. 2022
    This play took me on a journey. There were moments were I laughed. Moments where anger boiled inside of me. Moments where I did both. The dark comedic vibe kept me hooked and invested in the characters. I would love to see this work on its feet in someone's season!
  • Alicia Margarita Olivo:
    13 Mar. 2022
    A literal jaw-dropper of a play with a beautiful, gorgeous ending. Four girls on the cusp of adulthood play with power, maturity, violence, and, of course, revenge. The characters and setting somehow manage to be incredibly distinct and grounded and simultaneously timeless at the same time. SMJ promises, delivers, and then whirls you around in your seat, leaving you breathless. Fantastic. I want to see 10000000 productions of this!

Character Information

  • Sabrina
    18,
    Any
    ,
    she/her pronouns
    Graduated last week
    A community theater star, but like, actually good at acting?
    Playing Emily in Our Town
  • Kimberly
    18,
    Any
    ,
    she/her pronouns
    Graduated last week
    An Olympic-level Gymnast
    Playing George in Our Town
  • Willow
    18,
    Any
    ,
    she/her pronouns
    Graduated last week
    An aspiring doctor
    Has no idea what's going on
  • Kelly
    18,
    Any
    ,
    she/her pronouns
    Dropped out last year
    Currently a stay-at-home mom
    Mr. K's daughter

Development History

  • Residency
    ,
    The Citadel of Playwrights
    ,
    2022
  • Workshop
    ,
    Permafrost Theatre Collective Icebreaker Series
    ,
    2020
  • Workshop
    ,
    Pre-Emerging Artists Festival with the Breaking & Entering Theatre Collective
    ,
    2019

Production History

  • University
    ,
    11th Hour Theater Company/Otterbein University
    ,
    2021