Sweetheart Come

O'Neill Theater Center semi-finalist, 2016

Emma Hauck realizes that her husband's political ambitions are changing him—and their marriage. She finds refuge in her writing, and in the unexpected friendship of a new servant. As both relationships grow more complex, Emma most face difficult truths about herself that she never knew existed.
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Sweetheart Come

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  • Janine Sobeck Knighton:
    21 May. 2020
    SWEETHEART COME is a fascinating adventure in the mind of a woman who is on the journey toward loneliness, isolation, and mental illness. The writing is beautifully poetical and draws you in from the first page.
  • Jennifer Kokai:
    24 May. 2019
    This play manages to capture both a historical period and timeless truths about loneliness and mental illness. I felt deeply for all three of the characters in the play, but of course especially for Emma. The dialogue is beautiful and insightful without being too writerly or cloying. This is a wonderful play that I highly recommend to all for productions.
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    20 May. 2019
    I was lucky to catch the production of this at Pygmalion Productions. It's a sharp and an incredibly imaginative play. SWEETHEART COME exposes loneliness, longing, and what can happen to the mind and body of a person trapped. Larson offers three fantastic roles as well. Toward the end I nearly jumped out of my chair! Not an easy thing to accomplish in the theatre. Highly recommend!

Character Information

  • Emma
    30s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
  • August
    30s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
  • MIchael
    30s-40s,
    Any
    ,
    Male

Development History

Production History

Awards

Judges' Choice
,
Best of Utah awards — "Best Paper Walls"
,
Salt Lake City Weekly
,
2019