Apple Season

Lissie and her brother, Roger, fled their family farm when they were both still in high school. Today, they've come back for their father's funeral. When Billy -- who they both knew when they were kids -- offers to buy the farm, it sets all three of them tumbling down a rabbit hole of memory and grief, as they try to let go of a tangled past that refuses to let go of them.
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Apple Season

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  • National New Play Network:
    22 May. 2019
    APPLE SEASON by E.M. Lewis is receiving an NNPN Rolling World Premiere. Partnering theaters are New Jersey Repertory Company (Long Branch), Riverside Theatre (Iowa City, IA) and Moving Arts (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Vince Melocchi:
    13 Feb. 2019
    One of those plays I just could not stop reading. Rich characters, engaging story and a powerful ending, I cannot wait to see this on stage.
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    14 Jan. 2019
    A haunting look at trauma and time. Are places our memory keepers, and would avoiding or destroying them set us free? This question is at the center of EM Lewis’ beautiful script. Time is played with in a highly theatricality manner, and the spectacle written into the stage direction has me wishing for a near to me production of this play. So well crafted, highly recommend.

Character Information

  • Mary Elizabeth Fogerty (Lissie)
    34,
    Female
    A fourth grade teacher. Wears blue jeans and tennis shoes and a tank top, and a button-down shirt.
  • Will Rizzell (Billy)
    36,
    Male
    A farmer. Wears blue jeans and boots and a faded t-shirt and a John Deere ball cap, and glasses that make him look vaguely scholarly, despite everything else.
  • Roger Eugene Fogerty
    36,
    Male
    A cowboy, who lives and works on a large ranch in Wyoming. Wears blue jeans and worn boots and a flannel shirt and a ball cap that is falling apart with wear. Always has an old leather satchel with him.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Women Playwrights Initiative at Ivoryton Playhouse
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    Theater 33 at Willamette University
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Playfest Santa Barbara
    ,
    2013

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Riverside Theater
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Moving Arts
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    New Jersey Repertory Theater
    ,
    2019

Awards

Selection
,
Rolling World Premiere
,
National New Play Network
,
2019