in a word

By Lauren Yee
Directed by Jocelyn A. Brown

Awards and Recognition

  • WINNER! Will Glickman Playwright Award
  • WINNER! NETC John Gassner Playwriting Competition
  • So Cal Premiere

Reviewer Quotes

“ This is a complex and arresting journey... ”

Cleveland Scene

“ It’s a theatrical punch to the gut that will leave audiences breathless ”

Chicago Theater Review

Single Tickets Go On Sale July 28, 2017
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Today is the two-year anniversary of Fiona’s son’s disappearance, and still, nothing makes sense to her. Not her blasé husband, the incompetent detective, or the neighborhood kidnapper who keeps introducing himself in the checkout line. As Fiona delves back into her memories of that fateful day to uncover that crucial missing piece, grief and comedy collide, and ordinary turns of phrase take on dangerous new meanings.

Recommendation: Ages 13 and above. Contains adult language.

SEASON PRODUCERS Bette & Wylie Aitken

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Rachelle Menaker & Eddie Schuller


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Venue Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Bette Aitken theater arts Center
5522 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA  92807
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Upcoming Performances
Approximate Running Time:
1 hour, 15 minutes with no intermissions
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