Saturday, February 11, 2017

THE FISHTANK PRESENTS DRY LAND

A Kansas City Premiere by Ruby Rae Spiegel
Directed by Heidi Van
April 13-23, 2017
Second Stage, MTH Theatre at Crown Center

In Kansas City Premiere Dry Land, young women are swimming in school, drowning in life 

Set in a girl’s locker room of a Florida high school, DRY LAND wrestles with the complexities of friendship and the fears of the future that grip young women arriving at the threshold of adulthood. 

Emerging as the Lena Dunham of the theatre world, 21-year-old playwright Ruby Rae Spiegel — a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize — writes a brazen, no-holds-barred play about that time in your life when no one else can possibly understand what you’re going through. DRY LAND, a New York Times critics’ pick, is a brave portrayal of the contemporary American teenager that epitomizes What’s Next in American theatre.

“Tender, caustic, funny and harrowing, often all at the same time.” — New York Times

“Spiegel’s simple, fierce play to put a young woman’s capacity for pain center stage — and the choice feels thrilling, even political.” — Time Out New York 

From Director Heidi Van:
DRY LAND is the result of conversations we are refusing to have, unable to have, and because of this - we are failing  women on a global scale.  Spiegel fearlessly presents one of the lesser told, but not lesser known, experiences of being a young woman. This story of teenage girls entering adulthood is devastating, riveting, and full of heart. I had to produce this play - as a woman, and a mother. This play is for our daughters. 

DRY LAND features Emily Sukolics, Erdin Schultz-
Bever, Emily Ho, Cooper Slater and Joseph Fournier. 
Performances run April 13, 14, 15, at 8pm, April 16 at 2pm, April 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 8pm. 

Tickets available online at By clicking our tickets page!

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