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Qualities of Starlight

Qualities of Starlight, a comedy by Gabriel Jason Dean


-Broadway blacklist

 -Seven b. iden payne awards including "outstanding comedy" & "best original script"

-winner of the essential theatre new play prize

", effective, memorable and honest."
"...well crafted and engaging...registers as a welcome find."  
The Washington Post
"...plays out in a chorus of beautifully interlaced dialogue...burrows down to the roots of estrangement, but finds hope along the way."
Washington City Paper

Theo Turner is a young cosmologist on the verge. But Theo’s “big bang” isn’t theoretical. His universe explodes when he and his wife travel to his hometown in the rural South to deliver news about an impending adoption and discover that Theo’s aging parents are meth addicts.  A comedy about the frailty of faith, the unspoken bonds of family, and the mysterious expansion of the universe.  

Part of The Attapulgus Elegies. Through the lives of the citizens of Attapulgus, the 7 play collection chronicles the disappearance of a small mill town in Appalachia at the end of the 20th century.

Cast size: 2 men / 2 women. Run time: 2 hours. w/ intermission