A Full-Length Play with Parables, 4 Women, 2 Men
2018 Finalist for Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwriting Conference
2018 Finalist for the Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative
The gist: Award-Winning author Cori Cliff returns to her hometown of Janesville, WI during an international book tour promoting her latest work- a novella titled El Cíclope. The story is a memoir masked as fiction depicting her life as once Homecoming Queen Courtney Cliff and her relationships between two men: her high school boyfriend Sean Davis, and her outcast Spanish tutor Mateo Long-Gutierrez (a first-generation Mexican-American foster child). As the plot blossoms (and wilts), Courtney must face some of the world’s harshest and most beautiful truths, forcing the young girl to flee her home town and ultimately transform into her now unrecognizable self. The play is inspired by Latin-American folklore.
Features Spanish Translations by Octavio Rodriguez
Reading at Samuel French Bookshop- June 2017, Directed by Rhonda Kohl