It's a sticky, hot summer on the fictional island of Crawley, South Carolina. Step-sisters Wanda and Daisy struggle to get by as the people they love disappear; Wanda’s mother has recently died, and Daisy’s father is fading away as his mysterious illness worsens, and an obsession with the impending rapture intensifies. The girls try and repair their fractured relationship, and find a little light.
A magical story about how we hold onto family, the past, and ourselves while we seek better lives, and wait patiently as the Great Rapture hails us--or doesn’t.
Terilyn Elise Eisenhauer
Thomas Kyle Robertson
October 21 2018
ART/NY Bruce Mitchell Room
Alexis is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Her plays have had readings, been developed or produced in California, Illinois, Oregon, New York, Texas, Ohio and Wyoming. Plays include: Monte, Tennessee (Dixon Place & Exquisite Corpse Company) Wanda, Daisy & the Great Rapture (Exquisite Corpse Company, Available Light Theatre, The Landing Theatre Company, Relative Theatrics), Transplant (Available Light Theatre, UO Pocket Playhouse), Blessing in the Sky (Foundry Theatre Chicago), Astral (UO Pocket Playhouse, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival), and Lightning Bugs (Foundry Theatre Chicago). She grew up in Nashville and Los Angeles, earned a BA in Theatre from the University of Oregon where she studied playwriting with Jennifer Schlueter (for/word company) and subsequently with José Rivera (Noor Theatre, Torn/Page, NYC). She was the winner of the University of Oregon’s 2011 New Voices Competition, The Landing Theatre Company’s 2017 New American Voices Reading Series, received an Honorable Mention for the 2016 ATHE Jane Chambers Award, and was a finalist for: KCACTF National Playwriting Award, Relative Theatrics 2017 Playwrights Voiced Reading Series, Project Y Playwrights Group, and the 2018 Jeffrey Award. She's a proud member of The Pool writing group at the Brick Theatre in Brooklyn, Exquisite Corpse Company ’s Playwriting Labs, and the Dramatists Guild.