Pleaching the Coffin Sisters

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Opened Nov 10, 2005
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Enter the underworld of The Coffin Sisters, Bevil and Yevil. The two have spent infinity tirelessly repeating a simple task; bagging dead bodies for collection and transport to their final resting place in the Sea of Eternity. Life for the Coffin Sisters is a never-ending grim routine defined by oppressive strictures; 90-degree pivots and straight lines only (no turns are allowed), no deviation from the task at hand, and no emotion, certainly not love. This existence is shattered when The Bruised Man somehow finds his way to the underworld. He is undead, and gently mistakes Yevil Coffin for his true love, testing the Coffin Sisters' commitments to their task, and to each other. Mingling questions about fear, abandonment, optimism, life, and death, Dudley's Pleaching the Coffin Sisters offers a unique, highly theatrical look at love and relationships with powerful language.