"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.
Developed with input and dramaturgical collaboration from: MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council,) Vaneh Assadourian, Omar Madkour, Eddie Gutierrez, Zoe Rose Briskey, Malcolm Stephenson and South Side Stage.
The Shadowlands had its first public presentation November 9th, 2017 at La MaMa NYC.
What would happen if the extremists won?
Scene from "The Shadowlands"