Regional Premier of The How and The Why
South of Broadway’s next offering is a regional premier of The How and The Why by Sarah Treem, the well known American TV writer-producer and playwright. She is the co-creator and showrunner of the Golden Globe-winning Showtime drama The Affair, which won the award for Outstanding Drama Series, and was a writer and co-executive producer on the inaugural season of House of Cards. She also wrote on all three seasons of the acclaimed HBO series In Treatment.
This smart, fierce, two-woman play centers around the reunion of a famous scientist, Zelda Kahn, and her daughter, Rachel Hardeman, who was given up for adoption at birth. As the play unfolds we find that mother and daughter are in the same field: Evolutionary Biology. Zelda and Rachel spark and spar through a mutual rediscovery, where competitiveness and ‘survival of the fittest’ within their common field rules the day. Complications arise from generational gaps, and misunderstandings seen through the hard lens of perceived defeat or failure. Ferocity of nature or altruistic nurturing…which will triumph as the end approaches?
The role of Zelda is performed by Lorilynn Harper, recently seen at South of Broadway (SOBTC) in Emilie, La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight and in Almost Maine at Midtown Theatre. The role of her daughter is performed by Phyllis Jackson, seen in SOBTC’s Landscape of the Body and most recently in Flowertown Players in All in the Timing.
Stage Director Jo Ellen Aspinwall admits to being attracted by the complexities explored in the script and is quick to point out “it’s important for women to know we can be all of those things.”
Tickets are available at ONLINE Box Office or call: 843-745-0317
All tickets are $25
Show runs: March 2-4, 9-11, 13, 16-18 at 7:30 PM and March 5 and 12 at 3pm.