by Molly Smith Metzler
I really enjoyed this play.
I won't say too much about it, because the version I read is not the final draft, but Molly Smith Metzler is a playwright to watch out for. Elemeno Pea debuted at this season's Humana Festival and I so wish I could have seen it!
Basic story: Two sisters - one is working as a live-in exec. asst. to a rich lady who has marital problems, the other sister comes to visit - history comes up that causes drama in the present.
Metzler's voice feels fresh - she creates very modern characters who feel things deeply, and while this piece has incredibly dramatic scenes, the overall feel is comedic.
I am gonna go hunt for more of her plays now.
Here's a great interview with Metzler: Playwrights' Perspective
More info on the Humana Festival: Louisville
Tomorrow's Play: Orange Flower Water by Craig Wright