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Staged Reading - Make Your Bed Don't Lie in It

Updated: Aug 23, 2020

January 26, 2020 at 3pm

Set in the near future the play, on its surface, is a love story corrupted by society's inhumane intervention designed to control and insure the successful perpetuation of a country's population following a global radiation disaster. The disaster has weakened and polluted the population's genetics, necessitating Public Health Reproduction Programs. These classify those with healthy DNA as viable and the rest as non-viable agents of reproduction. The State has assumed legal control over the duties of its citizenry in regards to procreation. The story revolves around the romance between a non-viable journalist, Ellie (Macy Lanceta), and a human rights activist, Alfred (Joe Gregori), whose main focus is increasing social rights to non-viable people. The pair quickly become involved, bonding over their shared state designation as non-viable for reproduction. However, it is soon discovered that Alfred is viable when he is mandated by the state to mate with Ellie's best friend, Cassandra (Renee Harrison). This leads to the questions of what exactly makes a family, a father, and a lover.

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