End Days

Sixteen year old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close, personal relationship with Jesus.

Play title:  End Days

Author (s):  Deborah Zoe Laufer

Publisher: Samuel French

Publication Date: 2008

Genre: Comedy

Primary Discipline: Physics

Secondary Discipline: Cosmology

Scientist (s):

Stephen Hawking: a British scientist, professor and author who performed groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology, and whose books helped to make science accessible to everyone.

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 3 Men, 2 Women

Rachel Stein, Sylvia Stein, Arthus Stein, Nelson Steinberg, Jesus. Stephen Hawking

Setting: The Stein kitchen/den

Time Period: Late September, 2003

Synopsis of Play: Sixteen year old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close, personal relationship with Jesus. Her new neighbor, a sixteen-year-old Elvis impersonator, has fallen for her hard. And the Apocalypse is coming Wednesday. Her only hope is that Stephen Hawking will save them all.

First Performance Date: 2007

First Producer: Florida Stage

Performance History: End Days premiered at the Florida Stage in 2007. It was directed by Louis Tyrrell with scenic and lighting design by Richard Crowell, costume design by Erin Amico, and sound by Matt Kelly; the production stage manager was James Danford. On January 3rd, 2008 End Days performed at Phoenix Theatre and was directed by Bryan Fonseca.

Links:

https://variety.com/2009/legit/reviews/end-days-1200507357/

https://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/03/theater/reviews/03days.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=0BD9E5527E553C3DB936D9B446BBC05E&gwt=pay

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/reviews/ct-end-days-windy-city-playhouse-review-20150324-column.html

http://www.curtainup.com/enddaysest09.html

http://chicagocritic.com/end-days-2/

http://www.floridatheateronstage.com/reviews/be-here-now-is-engrossing-experience-skillfully-staged-acted-by-theatre-lab/

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/end-days/Event?oid=1243349

https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/end-days-serves-up-laughs-with-a-side-of-family-angst/

https://www.theatermania.com/new-york/reviews/end-days_18386.html

Entered by: Meaghan Yesford

Photo/Visual Research with citations

                                    

2015, Windy City Playhouse, Photo: Justin Barbin                           2015, Windy City Playhouse

                                    

2015, Windy City Playhouse                                                            2015, Windy City Playhouse

                                                              

2007, Florida Stage, Photo: Susan Lerner                                       2011, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati

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