A PANDEMIC PLAY BY MEGAN GOGERTY
A play for an audience of one household, to be performed on your lawn or sidewalk.
IOWA CITY, IOWA
THIS SHOW IS CLOSED.
For archival footage, see:
ESSAYS ABOUT THE SHOW:
HOW IT WORKS
Theatres are closed. So Megan will come to your house.
Email Megan to arrange a time.
Go outside. Wear your mask, your gloves, whatever else. Bring your phone with you.
Megan will throw you a rope from afar. You'll hold onto it.
WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
It's about ten minutes.
It's about this exact second in history. It's about longing and loving and chasing squirrels. It's about how our government has failed us - not just failed us, but is actively sabotaging us. It's about loneliness, and joy, and animals, and hope. It's a life line. It's an act of rebellion. It's an act of love.
WHO IS IT FOR?
You, and whoever you live with and share germs with. If you live alone, then just you. Kids are okay. Roommates are fine. Not neighbors, though. One household only.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
You have to hold onto the rope. You have to. Where has the rope been? Has it been sanitized? Was that shopping cart sanitized? Was the doorknob? Everything is unknowable. Everyone will do their best, but if it's too big a risk for you to hold onto a strange rope (no judgement! It's a pandemic!), then this play is not for you. Play at your own risk.
You can hook it through your elbow, if you like. You can wear gloves. However you want to do it. You just have to hold on tight, and don't let go.
You'll also need a phone. She'll talk to you that way.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Suggested donation is ten dollars.
If you can't pay that, you can pay attention.
Contact Megan to arrange a time to see the performance.
Iowa City area only, unless you're willing to pay a lot more money.
Written and performed by Megan Gogerty.
Designed by Chris Rich.
Rope generously donated by Riverside Theatre.