Wade just wants to finish his homework and keep his family together as the world around him changes while his mother is off playing bridge, his airline pilot father is off playing around, and his brother is off on a drug binge with a girlfriend. In The Sunken Living Room, Miami-born and bred playwright David Caudle revisits and remembers what it was like to grow up and come of age in 1970's Miami.
The play won the 2005 Southern New Plays Festival and was a Gold Medal Finalist for the Pinter Review Prize for Drama, 2004. Slated for a world premiere in November '05 at Southern Rep in New Orleans, it was cancelled when Katrina came to town. New Theatre and New Orleans' Southern Rep now co-produce the play in its world premiere.