Archived Show


Produced by:
Penguin Rep Theatre and InProximity Theatre Company
March 12 - April 14, 2019
Run Time:
1 Hour, 25 Minutes
Showing in Theater
$55-$70 (Members $49)

Show Info

By Michael McKeever
Directed by Joe Brancato

With Denise Cormier, Jolie Curtsinger, Michael Frederic, Mia Matthews, and Bill Phillips

An incident of bullying leads to a horrifying consequence in this timely new play that follows the journey of two families: before, in the moments leading up to the event; and after, as they pick up the pieces once the news cameras have gone home. Parenting, bullying, and its fallout are examined in this heart-wrenching new play from the playwright and director that brought you Daniel’s Husband that leaves audiences breathless. 

Post Show Discussions:

Friday, April 12 at 7
Special guest Sue Ellen Fried, a bullying prevention activist, writer and educator, and director Joe Brancato.
Sue Ellen Fried is the founder of Bully Safe USA, and the author of several books, including “Banishing Bullying Behavior -Transforming the Culture of Pain, Rage & Revenge.” 

Saturday, April 13 at 2 & 7 
Special guest Sue Ellen Fried, a bullying prevention activist, writer and educator, with playwright, Michael McKeever, and director Joe Brancato

Photo Caption: Jolie Curtsinger and Denise Cormier in AFTER
Photo: John Quilty
Photo Caption: Bill Phillips, Jolie Curtsinger, Denise Cormier, Michael Frederic, and Mia Matthews in AFTER
Photo: John Quilty
Photo Caption: Michael Frederic and Jolie Curtsinger in AFTER
Photo: John Quilty
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Producing Company

Penguin Rep Theatre

Under the dynamic leadership of founding Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, Penguin Rep has grown in 40 years from a summer theater in a converted 1880’s hay barn in Stony Point, NY to become one of the Hudson Valley’s most influential nonprofit cultural institutions. Hailed by The New York Times as “the gutsiest little theatre” and as a theater that “continues to astonish,” Penguin now reaches tens of thousands of theatergoers each year at its home theater upstate, in New York City, and beyond – with plays and productions premiered by Penguin moving to Off Broadway and to stages across the country and around the world.

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InProximity Theatre Company

A New York City-based theater production company, InProximity was founded in 2008 by Jolie Curtsinger and Laurie Schaefer. They develop and produce new works, New York City premieres and contemporary classics. They are dedicated to honest, intimate story-telling and empowering female artists. They develop provocative, modern plays that explore the pinnacles and darkest depths of the human experience. They are committed to bringing together teams of distinctly talented actors, writers, directors, and designers and to creating a home for compelling and unique contemporary theater in New York City.

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★★★★ "An impressive ensemble" - New York Stage Review

"A suspenseful journey directed with the utmost perceptive sensitivity" - Theater Pizzazz

"Michael McKeever's clever new timely play ramps up the energy and suspense with precision and smarts" - Front Mezz Junkies

"The strong ensemble cast especially dazzle" - The Front Row Center

"A marvelous gem"
"Should not be missed" - Geeks