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tornado, 1973

90 min: 4F 2M


Upon their father's death, Matthew and Liza meet to pack up their childhood home in a brooding trailer park. Revisiting turns to reliving, as the memories of their mother's almost-murder permeate the landscape. 1974 and 1999 become inseparable, just as the stories between neighboring households. Exploring the nature of generational trauma, the play fascinates itself with how we use humor to distance ourselves from the difficult and how the difficult deeply sews itself into the fabrics of our private and familial upbringings.


Annette - 32 and 57
Matthew - 8 and 33
Liza - 15 and 40
Frank - 45
Annie - 35
Louisa - 28
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