“This portrait of an unlikely friendship under uncommon pressure is tender, caustic, funny and harrowing, often all at the same time.” – New York Times
The Assembly Theatre – 1479 Queen Street West
Wednesday-Sunday at 8pm
Following their award-winning production of pool (no water) (2018 Dora Mavor Moore
Awards for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble), Cue6
Theatre returns with the Toronto premiere of Dry Land by Ruby Rae
Spiegel, running September 5-22 at Assembly Theatre.
Ester is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. Dry Land is a play about abortion, female friendship, and resiliency, and what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left.
Dry Land is the first full-length play from American playwright Ruby Rae Spiegel. Spiegel
was only 21 when Dry Land was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and its
premiere production received a five-star review from the New York Times, calling the
play “remarkable… caustic, funny and harrowing.” Dry Land has gone on to receive acclaim across the US, UK and Australia.
Written by: Ruby Rae Spiegel
Directed by: Jill Harper
Producers: Christine Groom
Lighting Designer: Simon Rossiter
Sound Designer: Tim Lindsay
Stage Manager: Hannah MacMillan
Critical reviews of Colt Coeur Company’s New York production
“Dry Land avoids Mean Girls clichés, turning familiar terrain into something new and vaguely scary.” —NY Post.
“This portrait of an unlikely friendship under uncommon pressure is tender, caustic, funny and harrowing, often all at the same time.” —NY Times.