Rachel has it all: marriage, house, career. So why does she suddenly have this creeping feeling? Did she leave something behind? Or is there something in the walls…? Her husband thinks she needs time; her psychiatrist suggests positive thinking. But then the visions start. Apparitions of doubts, past decisions, future mistakes. Is it time for Xanax? Prozac? Or perhaps she just needs to forget it all, follow her instinct, and kiss a stranger. A darkly comic play about the underside of domesticity, the complexity of the brain in chaos, and the thin line between sinking and survival.
I spent a weekend sampling the [Women’s Voices Theater Festival] offerings...The finest show I saw was the Studio Theater’s ‘Animal,’...a moving contemporary drama with a startling twist that you’re not likely to see coming, or to forget.
Clare Lizzimore is a playwright and an Olivier-Award winning director. Her first play, Mint (2013), was produced at the Royal Court's Open Court Season and long-listed for the prestigious Bruntwood Prize.Read More
“I’m interested in stories that go untold, in plays that can shine a light on a very dark place,” Clare Lizzimore says, and her work is unafraid to put its characters in peril. Lizzimore’s first play, Mint, followed a man’s alienation and attempts to acclimatize to a changing family during and after his seven-year incarceration. Written in short scenes with language that is both direct and evocative, the play offered a perceptive and unflinching portrait of one family’s turmoil, shame, and fury.Read More