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Terminus

Terminus, a drama by Gabriel Jason Dean

TERMINUS

-featured in inaugural season of next door at new york theatre workshop

-austin critic's table award "best production"

 -eleven b. iden payne awards including "outstanding drama" & "best original script"

-developed through playpenn

"...heartbreaking, brilliant...Gabriel Jason Dean has written a handful of a role in his handful of a play, a tale of Southern Gothic horror where fantasy and reality, past and present, freely intermingle."
The New York Times
 
"Feisty as hell...theatrical magic..."
The New Yorker
 
"...a masterful new work of great power and beauty."  
Broadway World
 
"...an emotional tour de force...it buzzes with the potential as the next great play in the pantheon of American theater."
Stage Buddy

TERMINUS tells the story of Eller--a progressive white matriarch--and her mixed-race grandson, Jaybo, who live together down by the railroad tracks in rural Georgia. When Eller's mind begins to fade, her violent past in the segregated South haunts her from the very walls of the old family home. And as she descends terrifyingly closer toward a horrifying truth, Jaybo’s capacity to love his grandmother is put to the test. 

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: 3 men / 4 women. Run time: 1 hour, 40 minutes w/o intermission