CUL-DE-SAC

Sally and Neil Speck have moved into the most perfect planned community in the known universe, and their new neighbors, Buzz and Valentina Magnusson, are more than eager to show them the ropes! While homesick Sally is willing to go to any length to fit in, Neil values his autonomy above all else, and bristles at the Neighborhood Association’s all-encompassing handbook of rules, which dictates everything from...
Sally and Neil Speck have moved into the most perfect planned community in the known universe, and their new neighbors, Buzz and Valentina Magnusson, are more than eager to show them the ropes! While homesick Sally is willing to go to any length to fit in, Neil values his autonomy above all else, and bristles at the Neighborhood Association’s all-encompassing handbook of rules, which dictates everything from lawn maintenance to the ways in which neighbors are expected to greet one another. When sexually-overbearing Buzz and Valentina make their swinging lifestyle known, Neil takes an irreversible course of action that threatens the community’s founding principles, and shakes its inhabitants to the very core.
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CUL-DE-SAC

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  • David Hansen:
    21 Apr. 2020
    This is a HOOT. I want to stage a live, three camera performance of this script, like a 70s sit-com complete with canned laughter, but also the stage blood, full frontal nudity and armfuls of carrots the text requires, as this play is an unintential expression of the boredom of quarantine, and the potential for madness, which in this case is played for laughs. At the same time Drago exhibits a keen emulation of the social commentary of Ray Bradbury and Rod Serling. It's outrageous and I love it. Highly recommended!

Development History

  • Workshop
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    Emory University, Brave New Works Festival, Atlanta GA
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    Emory University, Breaking Ground Series, Atlanta GA
    ,
    2015

Awards

Finalist
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Source Festival
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Cultural DC
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2016