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Today is Fiona’s birthday and the two-year anniversary of her son’s disappearance, and still, nothing makes sense to her: not the incompetent detective, her “understanding” boss, or the neighborhood kidnapper who casually introduces himself at the grocery store. Her husband, Guy, is desperately trying to move on, but Fiona delves back into her memories of that fateful day, struggling to find the right words to bring her son home. A darkly comic play about motherhood and how the words we use to describe tragedy can take on a life of their own.

in a word
by Lauren Yee
directed by Eric Berg

in a word is written for mature audiences. Adult language and situations.

Trigger warning: child abduction

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Thomas Magee as "Man"


Jennifer Engler as "Fiona"

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Jared Culpepper as "Guy"

Audience reviews of past productions:

“A beautiful play about loss and forgiveness. Yee uses unexpected imagery and witty word play to take us on Fiona’s journey through grief. This is a quirky, lovely play.”

“I love the poetic cadence the dialogue has in this play. Yee's use of repetition helps the story unwind in

a really elegant way, revealing a brutally sad story that is also full of heart and humor.”

"Sometimes there isn't justice; sometimes it's just us. Highly recommend!"

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