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Pterodactyls takes place in the living room of the Duncans, an upper-class family lvinig in Mainline, Philadelphia. When the estranged son Todd comes home to announce that he has AIDS, the family is forced to confront the deceptions and systems of denial that have until now been buried under the surface. Todd assembles a dinosaur skeleton he has discovered in the backyard as the rest of the family strains under the pressure of daughter Emma's wedding. The play explores the dynamic of the American family and asks if we cannot change to contemporary life, must we go extinct?

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