The Providence of Neighboring Bodies Paperback / softback
Part of the Oberon Modern Plays series
An absurdist dark comedy on friendship and isolation from up-and-coming American playwright Jean Ann Douglass. It's an exciting day for Dora here in North Providence, Rhode Island.
Today is the day Dora is going to make coffee, go outside, and make friends with Ronnie.
Ronnie lives in the apartment next door, her balcony just adjacent to Dora's, both overlooking the parking lot and the weird hill across the street. Ronnie isn't keen to meet Dora, she's busy preparing her flat for AirBnb guests.
She isn't sure how she wound up living in North Providence for all these years, but here they both are, where nothing exciting has really happened since the great beaver purge of the mid-20th century.
That is, until Jane, Ronnie's first Airbnb guest shows up at her door. This dark, surreal comedy about beavers, beer, and balconies, explores female friendhip and the place we call home.
As fest-mag writes: 'With new arrivals and historical homecomings, it asks who belongs where, who moves in, who moves on?' The Providence of Neighboring Bodies premiered in New York, and had its UK premiere at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 48 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 03/08/2018
- Category: Theatre studies
- ISBN: 9781786825902