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In North Philly, combat veteran Elliot works at Subway, cares for his dying mom, and leans on his cousin Yaz as he tries to acclimate to civilian life. Online, four addicts cling to their chat room support group, struggling for another day sober. These lives collide as events small and large threaten their fragile stabilities, in this eloquent and haunting play about resilience, redemption, and families of both blood and choice. 

Run Time: Two hours, including one 15-minute intermission. 

Studio’s Subscription Series is the core of our programming, offering an uncommonly rich repertoire of provocative contemporary writing from around the world and inventive stagings of contemporary classics. 


A rich, arresting production.

City Paper

…A sensitively wrought piece, with an ambitious range of concerns and some interesting observations about the families we’re born into and the ones we create in a modern age, in therapeutic situations, and even online.

The Washington Post


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The Artists


Arturo Soria
Elliot OritzArturo Soria
Gisela Chípe
Yazmin OrtizGisela Chípe
Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey
Haikumom (Odessa)Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey
Tim Getman
Fountainhead (John)Tim Getman
Vincent J. Brown
Chutes&Ladders (Clayton 'Buddy' Wilkie)Vincent J. Brown
Amy Kim Waschke
Orangutan (Madeline Mays) Amy Kim Waschke
Maboud Ebrahimzadeh
A Ghost/Professor Aman/PolicemanMaboud Ebrahimzadeh

Production Team

KJ Sanchez
DirectorKJ Sanchez
Daniel Conway
Set DesignerDaniel Conway
Michael Giannitti
Lighting DesignerMichael Giannitti
Ivania Stack
Costume DesignerIvania Stack
Christopher Baine
Sound DesignerChristopher Baine
John Keith Hall
Production Stage ManagerJohn Keith Hall
Jack Doulin
Casting DirectorJack Doulin
Elizabeth Dinkova
Assistant DirectorElizabeth Dinkova