Written by Natalie Gaupp

The Dewitt brothers despise each other. Young attorney Victor has had their small town home in his rearview mirror for years, pursuing his career in a metropolitan city. Eliot has become a virtual recluse caring for their mother, Lina, who is staging with Alzheimer's. But now Vic's back, prompted by a disturbing call from a neighbor. Vic is set to interrogate his brother about the present situation, but Eliot has his own slate of questions about the past. Even Lina has an agenda. She's out in the back lot. Digging. Morning 'til night. And she's just about to uncover the answers her sons are looking for, whether they're ready-or not.

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Performed by Spare Room Productions

Playwright Bio

Natalie Gaupp has developed her plays with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education's New Play Development Workshop (Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, New York City, Toronto), Inner Space Theatre (New York City, New York), Pelican Theatre (Miami, Florida), Amarillo Little Theatre (Texas), Fronterafest (Austin, Texas), WaterTower Theatre New Works Festival and Out of the Loop Fringe Festival (Addison, Texas), and La MaMa Umbria International (Spoleto, Italy). She has received grant funding for her work from The Hillcrest Foundation, Variety Club of North Texas, and the Japan-America Society Sun & Star Festival, and was awarded the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Kernodle New Play Award for her script, Lots of Greed and Avarice Going Down. Additionally, Gaupp is Producing Artistic Director for Spare Room Productions and a longtime contributor to SceneShop (Fort Worth, Texas). She serves as Assistant Professor of Instruction for the University of Texas at Arlington's Department of Theatre Arts, and Playwright-in-Residence for the Maverick Theatre Company. The Maverick Theatre Company has produced many of Gaupp's plays, including Paparazza, No LIifeguard on Duty, VHS Tapes and a Greyhound Bus, Helios 24-7, Some of These Days, Monster Lagoon, and 100 Brains (a contemporary, full-length homage to the work of Lewis Carroll). She is a member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Dramatists Guild of America, The Lewis Carroll Society (United Kingdom), and the Lewis Carroll Society of North America. Gaupp holds a Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas, is a recipient of the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre Award from the Southwest Theatre & Film Association, and has been published by the Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas.

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