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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

Washington City Paper

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.

DC Metro Theater Arts


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Production Team

Declan Greene
PlaywrightDeclan Greene
Tom Story
DirectorTom Story
Elena Day
Movement Director/Assistant DirectorElena Day
Colin K. Bills
Scenic and Lighting DesignColin K. Bills
Brandee Mathies
Costume DesignBrandee Mathies
Mimi d'Autremont
Projections DesignerMimi d'Autremont
Alicia Sells
Stage ManagerAlicia Sells