Anime-obsessed Sebastian and emo-Wiccan Claryssa survive high school with a mix of imagination and belligerence. But then a horrific event on the school’s athletic field sends Sebastian on an apocalyptic mission, changing their friendship forever. From one of Australia’s provocative young writers, this US premiere is directed by acclaimed DC actor Tom Story. A propulsive exploration—fast, funny, and devastating—of adolescent friendship and betrayal, an ecstatic vision and an unshakable loss.
2ndStage is Studio’s playground for emerging artists, offering innovative and thrillingly eclectic programming with shorter rehearsal periods and smaller budgets than our other productions, with a spirit of exuberance and experiment.
Actors David Nate Goldman and Allie Villarreal are energetic and persuasive, beautifully capturing the potential and fragility of a mixed-company young-adolescent alliance among outcasts
Intensity is the name of the game here, but it's combined with authenticity and considerable nuance.
It’s sensationally provocative and wickedly witty and the actors are captivating.
Tom Story is one of DC’s beloved actors. He’s appeared in a dozen plays at Studio, around the area at The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Ford’s Theatre, Arena Stage, Synetic Theatre, Round House Theatre, and others. He’s also performed around the country at major regional theatres and Off Broadway in New York. Story is making his directorial debut this spring with Studio 2ndStage’s Moth. Story and production dramaturg Adrien-Alice Hansel had a chance to sit down and discuss Story’s experiences directing the US premiere of this dark and theatrical Australian play.Read More