What begins as a volatile dispute between two women ripples outward to include the voices of men and women in ever-growing numbers, inciting soul-searching, debate, and loud pronouncements on politics, gender roles, and The War on Women. Minneapolis-based theatre company Loudmouth Collective will be premiering the first workshop of this new solo show in May 2013.
Even Longer and Farther Away is the story of two sisters, one town, and a secret as vast as the whole wide world. First reading was part of Dramatist Guild's Friday Night Footlights Series (NYC), premiered at the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights (Barter Theatre), and currently being workshopped with director Thrisa Hodits (Chicago.)
As funny as it is heartfelt, this is a new relationship examination for a new generation, whose themes are as familiar as the voices inside your head. The Acadiana Repertory Theatre Production will receive four encore performances at the Abbey Players Theatre, May 9-12 in in Abbeville, Louisiana.
"She’s standing in a prison jumpsuit, armed with a lit cigarette and a practiced sneer, looking as proud and single minded as Antigone outside the gates of Thebes. DEVOUR is a fantastic play, worthy of a place on the shelf next to “Less Than Zero;” the heroine, Anais, ready for her closeup next to Leopold and Loeb." -- Centerstage Chicago
“This funny, agile narrative is both moving and revealing... Marcantel develop[s] an affecting textual echo chamber: snippets of dialogue are recycled, passing fluidly from the mouth of one character to the next and accruing into drifts of relationship-speak, as universal and inevitable as the body’s chemical responses. ...An ambitious achievement.” -- TimeOut Chicago