By CLARE LIZZIMORE
Directed by GAYE TAYLOR UPCHURCH
Atlantic Stage 2
May 24 – July 2, 2017
Clare Lizzimore makes her Atlantic playwriting debut with this disquieting play directed by frequent Atlantic collaborator Gaye Taylor Upchurch.
Rachel has it all: marriage, house, career. So why does she suddenly have this creeping feeling? Did she leave something behind? Or is there something in the walls…? Her husband thinks she needs time; her psychiatrist suggests positive thinking. But then the visions start. A darkly comic play about the underside of domesticity, the complexity of the brain in chaos, and the thin line between sinking and survival.
Cast & Creative
“Bringing the expertise and bravery of a veteran spelunker, Rebecca Hall finds a compelling persuasiveness and the sense that madness may be the sanest response to a mad world. Theatergoers have the precious chance to observe her making darkness visible in acute close-up in this production, directed with clinical focus by Gaye Taylor Upchurch”
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“Clare Lizzimore’s drama turns one woman’s mental descent into a theatrical tour de force. She shows herself to be a master of theatrical legerdemain. I don’t go to the theater to see the ordinary. I go to see something else, and Animal delivers the extraordinary.”
Robert Hofler, The Wrap
Photos by Ahron R. Foster