Harlowe

After suffering a potent physical trauma, Harlowe loses her sense of touch. When her sister brings her home to convalesce, she retreats to the bathroom and spends hour after hour languishing in the tub. HARLOWE is a story of sisters and bodies; it is a story of how we heal.
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Harlowe

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  • Peter Murphy:
    12 Nov. 2018
    An absolutely beautiful piece written by an obscenely talented playwright. It punches you in the gut, heals the pain with a few laughs, then drowns you in a pool.
  • Bill Arnold:
    1 Oct. 2018
    Harlowe is a stunning piece of theatre. Somewhat reminiscent of Scott Kegler's "Champagne and Licorice" in that we see a young woman struggling, but we only learn of the nature of her struggles throughout the course of the play and her relationships with family and lovers. The water theme runs deep in this play (pun intended) and there are so many ways to go with that theme. Highly recommended reading for anyone looking for a really well-crafted play portraying emotional anguish played against physical reaction.
  • Scott Sickles:
    24 Jan. 2016
    Harlowe is a bit of a theatrical miracle. We start out with a heavy, dark, poetic monologue from a woman (Harlowe) in a bathtub. This woman is in pain, real pain, pain she is aware of and can no longer feel. Then she is interrupted and suddenly Harlowe and the audience are thrust into a real world that's as hilarious as it is complex. Moving seamlessly in and out of her protagonist's thoughts and fears, Jenny Lane has written a beautiful latticework of familial need and insecurity as Harlowe and her brood verge ever closer to healing.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Florida Atlantic University, Theatre Lab
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    Gulfshore Playhouse
    ,
    2014
  • Reading
    ,
    Inkwell Theatre
    ,
    2013
  • Workshop
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    The Alec Baldwin Fellowship at Singers Forum
    ,
    2013

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Columbia University School of the Arts
    ,
    2011