Workhaus Collective will present the world premiere of Dominic Orlando's A Short Play About 9/11.
The play follows three characters stumbling through their lives a few short weeks after the attacks: a hilarious talk show host on the verge of being fired after a monologue of 9/11 jokes; a Russian bio-chemist whose frequent appearances as a terrorism expert are marred by his inability to stay sober; and a young woman who realizes the agonized face on all those "Missing" posters may be her own.
The play charts these characters, brought together by happenstance and need, and their struggle to resume a normal life, and the surprising role humor and art play in the healing process. Oh, and it's funny.
In conjunction with the play, Workhaus Collective will host the event, "A Decade On", on Sunday, September 11, inviting visual artists and comic performers to respond to 9/11 before and after the performance of A Short Play About 9/11.