Screenwriter/playwright DB Gilles' play Sparkling Object provides a glimpse of the strained relationship between a college professor and his troubled 19-year-old daughter, which becomes even more toxic when a dark secret from his past comes back to haunt him. Gilles, who teaches screenwriting at The Tisch School of the Arts, has created a funny, touching and darkly cinematic evening in the theater. As Nolan McGuinn, a college professor prepares to meet with his estranged daughter a new young woman comes into his life, changing the course of everything he thought he knew. Eventually though, a twist of fate and a great tragedy bring the truth about this fascinating girl to life and force McGuinn to reexamine his own relationship with his daughter. The play travels through time, and just when you think you know what's really going on, it all turns upside down. It is an examination of family and our own individual truths.