small town icons: a revenge play

FULL-LENGTH PLAY
CONTENT WARNINGS: Discussions of Eating Disorders & 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...
FULL-LENGTH PLAY
CONTENT WARNINGS: Discussions of Eating Disorders & 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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  • Mackenzie Raine Kirkman:
    16 Dec. 2021
    small town icons feels like riding a cart down the hill. it's thrilling, exciting. it's fun and fast paced. then suddenly you realize you have no control, no idea what's happening or how to stop it until the inevitable disastrous conclusion barrels at you, unavoidable and brutal.
  • Chandler Hubbard:
    29 Apr. 2021
    Disturbing and thrilling at the same time. These characters will hook you along on their small-scale journey, which quickly becomes much grander.
  • Audrey Lang:
    3 Mar. 2021
    My jaw DROPPED reading this play. But even before that moment, "small town icons" has such clarity in its characters. They're fun to listen to until they're not, but they are always compelling. And I love the way that SMJ's story fills a whole space. Even though I was reading the play rather than seeing it, I could visualize the action and physicality in a way that makes me excited to see the play performed!

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

  • 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