September 12, 2016 at The Gallery Cafe in San Francisco.
Written by Marissa Skudlarek, Directed by Gabe Ross, “You’ll Not Feel The Drowning” is one in a series of four plays being workshopped by Custom Made Theatre Company as part of their New Play Development Program. This play was given its first reading in May- come see how the playwright has incorperated feedback from that first reading into the continued evolution of her work!
“You’ll Not Feel the Drowning” is a play about coming to terms with the dangerous natural forces that surround us. Inspired by an award-winning New Yorker article about the likelihood of a cataclysmic tsunami striking the Pacific Northwest coast, it tells an intimate story of three people who make their lives in a tsunami zone. Greg, a post-doctoral researcher in seismology, comes to a small town on the Oregon coast to do scientific research, but encounters unexpected resistance from its citizenry. Susan, the mayor, is a formidable women who is aware of the tsunami risk but has done nothing to mitigate it. Laura, Susan’s daughter, is caught in the middle between Greg and Susan, between bravery and fear. In determining how to respond to the tsunami threat, all three people learn that some of their beliefs are well founded, and some are built on shaky ground.
At the Gallery Cafe – 1200 Mason Street, San Francisco. Free and open to the public, with a $5.00 suggested donation in support of new play development at Custom Made. Food, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase!
As part of our new play development program, this reading will include a chance to give feedback to the writer, who will then use this feedback to continue evolving the play on its journey to a full production. Please stick around and help a new work continue to grow!