What would it feel like if the world emptied out?
Lowell Garrish has lost everything—his parents, his grandma, the music the waves make on the shore in Nova Scotia. Desperate to hold on to real sound, Lowell sets off on a road trip across Canada with a tape recorder, capturing something from every person he meets and his observations along the way. But as he drives, strange occurrences and mass disappearances imply that something terrible is happening, and Lowell begins to realize that time for humanity may be running out.
Written as transcriptions of now-disintegrated cassette tapes, and meant to be read in random sequence, this engrossing apocalyptic adventure is a self-guided tour into the belly of a deafening silence.
Ryan Griffith is a playwright from Woodstock, New Brunswick. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, his play Lutz was published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2011. His short play, Shepody, Rage and Wolfe, was produced by Theatre Yes in Edmonton and Halifax, and his original plays Returning Fire and Fortune of Wolves, as well as his adaptation of Alistair MacLeod’s The Boat, have been produced by Theatre New Brunswick in Fredericton. His newest play, A Brief History of the Maritimes and Everywhere Else, debuted with the company in March 2019.
“Fabulously imaginative… a howling success.”- Rodrigo Flores, Joyful Magpies
“Griffith’s strongest quality as a playwright is writing characters who you feel like you could meet one day, either walking down the street or in your apartment building. The script’s elegant introspection will stay with you and may even call you back inside the theatre.”- Rodrigo Flores, Joyful Magpies
“The bold risks it took paid off.”- Andrew Sketchley, The East
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