M A R T Y A N D J O E L
A N D T H E E D G E O F C H A O S
“Chaos theory meets romantic dramedy in this delightful and poignant two-hander played out by four actors.
Beautifully acted and staged, Shea and Bennett are adorably awkward as two 20-something-year-olds getting to know, and then falling for, each other.”
“Marty and Joel seem to be perfect complements to each other, with Marty’s adventurous nature and nerdy science knowledge, and Joel’s creative, intuitive sensitivity."
"As older, more world-weary and disillusioned versions of their former selves, Croscup’s Marty is frustrated and angry, still looking for the answers; and Bannon’s Joel has moved on, but still cares deeply for Marty and treasures their relationship.”
- Life With More Cowbell
“Camille Intson’s one-act play is preoccupied with exploring relationships between past and present, stasis and progression, time and perception, memory and identity.”
“Sparse, often fragmentary lines of dialogue move quickly between Joel and Marty and mark seamless exchanges linking their past to their present."
"Throughout, the audience is challenged to try and relate what it hears and sees to a traditional, linear narrative, all while wondering about larger questions the play raises concerning the inscrutability of time, the uncertainty of human relationships, and how those concerns inform and intersect with each other in powerful ways.”
- Michael Fox & Jamie Johnston
2018 Lillian Kroll Prize in Creative Writing
Alumnae Theatre's New Ideas Festival, Photos by Bruce Peters
LILLIAN KROLL PRIZE
IN CREATIVE WRITING