Blow-out

Suburban blight—the endless cycle of degeneracy and dysfunction—within four walls. It’s the hopeless situation of living among the self-absorbed where boundaries are murky, and cruelty is family fun. The Whitakers share their cramped life in southern New Jersey. As Rick prepares for his annual trek to Alaska, his addict wife Sheila keeps quiet about family secrets until the unforgivable happens. Daughter Missy...
Suburban blight—the endless cycle of degeneracy and dysfunction—within four walls. It’s the hopeless situation of living among the self-absorbed where boundaries are murky, and cruelty is family fun. The Whitakers share their cramped life in southern New Jersey. As Rick prepares for his annual trek to Alaska, his addict wife Sheila keeps quiet about family secrets until the unforgivable happens. Daughter Missy had been supporting the family on convenience store paychecks, and younger sister Barbara dreamt of adulting with boyfriend Jimmy. But all comes to a halt when narcissism breeds disaster.
BLOW-OUT received a table reading through Chicago Dramatists with Chicago-based actors in December of 2020. The play then had a staged reading with Chicago Dramatists on May 26, 2021.
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Blow-out

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    Chicago Dramatists
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    2021