Crab on its Back

On the last leg of their failing marriage, two antithetic, headstrong elitists seek out an obscure Van Gogh painting, from which they must interpret a solution to their problems.
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Crab on its Back

Character Information

  • Liesel Norman
    40s or 50s,
    Female
    She owns an unsuccessful art gallery.
  • Martin Norman
    40s or 50s,
    Male
    He is a lawyer, married to Liesel, and shares her age.
  • Dr. Adelheid Switzer
    62,
    Female
    She is a renowned psychologist.
  • The Bellhop
    20s,
    White
    ,
    Male
    He is handsome, wise, and Dutch.
  • Professor Gingles
    50s,
    Male
    He is a university art teacher. His name is pronounced "Jingles."

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Potomac Theatre Project (PTP/NYC)
    ,
    2016

Awards

Finalist
,
Playwrights' Week
,
The Lark
,
2015
Finalist
,
The Stanley Drama Award
,
Wagner College
,
2015
Semi-Finalist
,
Sundance Theatre Lab
,
Sundance Institute
,
2015