Daniel Talbott's Slipping is presented by Piece by Piece Productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Kirsten Kelly directs. Alone, numb, and friendless after the violent death of his father, high school senior Eli moves with his mom from San Francisco to a fresh start in Iowa. There he develops an interest in a star high school athlete named Jake. A friendship becomes an obsession that slowly leads to Eli's disintegration and finally to a possible future together.