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
Funder: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Primary Discipline: Physics
Secondary Discipline: Cosmology
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.
Entered by: Meaghan Yesford
Photo/Visual Research with citations
2015, Windy City Playhouse, Photo: Justin Barbin 2015, Windy City Playhouse
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2007, Florida Stage, Photo: Susan Lerner 2011, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati