HAPPENSTANCE

Cassidy, a conflicted and high-strung woman, is at a coffee shop with her husband, when she spots her ex-boyfriend Abe. Should she talk to him? Or not? Tell her husband? Or not? Abe approaches her, and in a midst the small talk he drops some bombshells about their past relationship. But Cassidy won't let him get away with that. Every time Abe starts taking a path she doesn't like, Cassidy makes...
Cassidy, a conflicted and high-strung woman, is at a coffee shop with her husband, when she spots her ex-boyfriend Abe. Should she talk to him? Or not? Tell her husband? Or not? Abe approaches her, and in a midst the small talk he drops some bombshells about their past relationship. But Cassidy won't let him get away with that. Every time Abe starts taking a path she doesn't like, Cassidy makes a twirling motion with one hand and rewinds time, until things play out the way she wants. Or does it?
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HAPPENSTANCE

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  • Asher Wyndham:
    28 Aug. 2015
    This play's structure - its conceit- made me think about how my consciousness works just like Cassidy's. Read the play, and you may identify with her. The playwright wonderfully theatricalizes Cassidy's thought-process; it becomes a hilarious spectacle. If I was producing an evening of funny plays, this play would certainly be one of them. Bravo.

Development History

  • Commission
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    Purple Rose Theatre Company, Chelsea, MI
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    2014

Production History

  • Professional
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    Purple Rose Theatre Company,"Lovers, Liars & Lunatics," Chelsea, MI
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    2014