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... ”

Cleaveland 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.

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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  • Full-Service Bar
  • Free Parking
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At a Glance

Upcoming Performances
Approximate Running Time:
1 hour, 15 minutes with no intermissions
Special Notes:
  • @ Bette Aitken theatre arts Center
  • On the Fyda-Mar Stage
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Featured Artists

Production Team

Lauren Yee
Jocelyn A. Brown 
Christopher Scott Murillo
Scenic Designer
Darryl B. Hovis 
Assistant Director
Lindsay Marsh
Stage Manager
Jocelyn L. Buckner
Laurie Smits Staude
Assistant Dramaturg


Bette & Wylie Aitken
Season Producers
Rachelle Menaker & Eddie Schuller
Executive Producers
Steve Brown
Associate Producer
Chance Theater Resident Artist