That Long Damn Dark

Purgatory is a storage unit in rural Alabama for Ed and Lorraine, the gunshot-ridden corpses of a murdered married couple. Leah and Todd, their teenaged murderers, flee the state to Arkansas, haunted by memories and the unearthly talking dead. When Mara and Ethan, two recent transplants from New York City, take the young adults into their new home, the disturbing unfolding reality of the situation threatens to...
Purgatory is a storage unit in rural Alabama for Ed and Lorraine, the gunshot-ridden corpses of a murdered married couple. Leah and Todd, their teenaged murderers, flee the state to Arkansas, haunted by memories and the unearthly talking dead. When Mara and Ethan, two recent transplants from New York City, take the young adults into their new home, the disturbing unfolding reality of the situation threatens to destroy the lives (and afterlives) of all involved.
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That Long Damn Dark

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  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    14 Oct. 2018
    Great characters - both living and dead - all with big stakes - populate this really exciting play that asks a lot of great and timely questions, like can we be safe in this world? And what does it mean to be a man in an unsafe world? And a designer's dream - what a production it could be!
  • Brian James Polak:
    27 Sep. 2017
    The living and the dead grapple with how to carry on in this dark and thrilling play by a writer who can weave a dramatic mystery unlike anybody else. "That Long Damn Dark" is deeply engaging as is all of Ashley's plays.
  • Hannah C Langley:
    5 Sep. 2016
    Gripping, gritty, and always, always ghostly—that's an Ashley Rose Wellman play in a nutshell. With every play, Ashley Rose manages to reanimate the dead and your love of live theatre. Produce this now and get butts in seats.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Last Frontier Theatre Conference PlayLab
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    2015
  • Reading
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    TossPot Productions
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
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    USC School of Dramatic Arts New Works Festival II
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    Pasadena Playhouse
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    2014