The Shadowlands

                                     "If Lewis Carroll wrote Angels in America."

                                                                                                        ~ Peter Altman

 

                            An explosively compelling new play, The Shadowlands begins the day after the                              Orlando shooting, and follows Matt – a visionary, grief stricken young man whose                         attempts to rectify the wrongs done to him cause his life to intersect with three                    groups of extremists: a collection of right wing conservative politicians, a liberal who goes off the deep end and an underground terrorist collective, with his encounters and subsequent decisions putting the fate of his soul, and indeed the entire world at stake. Incorporating elements of magical realism, this controversial new play explores what it means to be a human being living in our current political and cultural climate. 

The Shadowlands had its first public presentation November 9th, 2017 at La MaMa NYC.

What would happen if the extremists won?

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

Cassandra (Ashley Griffin) and The Gentleman (Mr. Moon) (Ryan Clardy.) Photo by Micah Joel.

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

Safa (Priyanka Krishnan.) Photo by Micah Joel.

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

Ishmael (Walid Chaya) and Matt (Ryan Clardy.) Photo by Micah Joel.

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

Cassandra (Ashley Griffin) and The Gentleman (Mr. Moon) (Ryan Clardy.) Photo by Micah Joel.

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

Akar (Kuros Charney,) Ishmael (Walid Chaya,) Safa (Priyanka Krishnan) and the News Reporter (Rosalie Burke.) Photo by Micah Joel.

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

Matt (Ryan Clardy) and The Little Princess (Ashley Griffin.) Photo by Micah Joel.

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

Matt (Ryan Clardy,) and The Little Princess (Ashley Griffin.) Photo by Micah Joel.

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

Cassandra (Ashley Griffin,) and Matt (Ryan Clardy.) Photo by Micah Joel.

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

THE SHADOWLANDS reading at La MaMa

Joan of Arc (Ashley Griffin.) Photo by Micah Joel.

Scene from "The Shadowlands"