In the Fall

Desiree Pender, a smart, young woman, who recently dropped out of college to sort out her life, stumbles upon her former High School English Teacher, Alexis Murray, in a secret place in the park. Alexis has come to her spot to rest and breathe and to await her fates as accusations against her have surfaced in a court of law. As events unfold, and secrets are unfurled, the women discover they may be facing...
Desiree Pender, a smart, young woman, who recently dropped out of college to sort out her life, stumbles upon her former High School English Teacher, Alexis Murray, in a secret place in the park. Alexis has come to her spot to rest and breathe and to await her fates as accusations against her have surfaced in a court of law. As events unfold, and secrets are unfurled, the women discover they may be facing different sides of the same coin, forcing them to either deny or accept the offences that have wreaked havoc in their lives.

*Previously Titled "Autumn Changes"
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In the Fall

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  • Rebecca Hodge:
    1 Mar. 2019
    I saw a reading of this play last summer and it still sticks in my mind. This play takes on sexual assault and power imbalances in a character-focused, highly atmospheric way. In the Fall chooses to lean into the complexity of these issues while always staying true to the people who are caught within them.
  • Michael Weems:
    4 Oct. 2018
    Lauren has developed a truly intricate spider web of a play where friends only get small slivers of the truth and keeps the audience on edge. She has a great voice for each character and wonderfully honest moments when the whole thing unravels.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Queensbury Theatre
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Elite Theatre Company
    ,
    2018

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Inkslinger Playwriting Competition
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Southeastern Louisiana University
,
2017
Semi-Finalist
,
Summer Playwrights Festival 7
,
The Road Theatre
,
2016