Join Whistling in the Dark each Sunday evening at 7pm for another staged reading. This Sunday July 25th we will be hearing Atlas of Mud by Jennifer Fawcett (of then after water fame) directed by Matt Slaybaugh. The reading’s cast includes Emily Bach and Susie Gerald (both seen in Attempts on Her Life), Tim Dougherty (To Kill a Mockingbird), and Joe Bishara (no stranger to fans of Phoenix Theatre and soon to be seen in Actors’ Theatre’s Dark of the Moon).
Ten years after the world flooded and people fled to the boats, the desperation to find land has become lethal, but the satellites still see nothing but water. Guarded by the military, one boat holds special cargo: seeds to plant when land is found, birds to find the land, and a child called Mud. A mythical allegory about finding hope in a world turned unrecognizable.
Atlas of Mud explores the human dimensions of global warming. Fawcett’s compelling drama won the 2008 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival National Science Playwriting Award.