An urgent response to escalating gun violence in this country, This Flat Earth is a startling, deeply felt, and often humorous story of growing up in our confounding world, from the perspective of 13-year-old Julie. At Harlequin, this role will be played by two local child actors, alternating performances.
At a middle school in a seaside town, the unthinkable has happened, placing a bewildered community in the national spotlight. Stuck at home in a state of shocked limbo, Julie and Zander, two smart, funny, and startlingly authentic 13-year-olds, try to make sense of the chaos they witnessed, their awkward crushes, and an infinitely more complicated future – but the grown-ups are no help at all.
Harlequin is a participating theater with #Enough: Plays to End Gun Violence. Two student matinees are available for this production at which #Enough educational material will be distributed.
COVID Safety Reminder: To protect the health and safety of the onstage artists, masks will still be required while inside the theater. Proof of vaccination is no longer required.
This Flat Earth talk about their own experiences with active shooter training and why bringing this production to Harlequin is so important right now.
Art in the Lobby
In the State Theater Lobby during the run of This Flat Earth, we feature photos of schools that have experienced gun violence or other incidents involving guns.
Lindsey Ferrentino is a prolific playwright who writes with, according to The New York Times, “a muscular empathy which seeks to enter the minds of people for whom life is often a struggle of heroic proportions”. She graciously answered some of Marketing and Communication Director Helen Harvester’s burning questions about This Flat Earth.