ATLANTIC CITY SEAGULLS
In Atlantic City, the seagulls fly nonstop until they drop dead. They never know when to sleep because the lights never go out. This play uses that image as a metaphor to explore the life of Eugene, a teenager whose environment is so chaotic, upside down, and dysfunctional that normal gets redefined in aberrant ways. His world is so alien to what it means to be human that eventually he becomes confused about what’s day and night, right and wrong, good and evil. A modern-day morality play that asks if opportunity is truly available for everyone - and if not - who then are we to blame?
Reading, The Tank, NYC dir. Lee Douglass. January, 4th 2020