New York City
When free-spirited Addie makes the radical decision to leave their small town in Illinois to live openly as a lesbian in Chicago, Luce finds herself at a crossroads: does she accept the nostalgic and familiar love she and Addie once shared as teen-aged girls, riding around in a Subaru with the windows down, or does she continue on her current trajectory, living in the same zip-code as her parents with her fiancé-turned-husband Nathan? Exploring the fuzzy line between friendship and romance in female relationships, The Long Way Around is a pondering on the oft-forgotten “Q” in the “LGBTQ” acronym — questioning.
This new play by young playwright and Highwood Theatre alum Julia Starr, is the first professional production of Highwood’s 2015-2016 season and is part of the DC area-wide Women’s Voices Theater Festival. The drama examines the struggles faced by young adults as they try to figure out who they are, where they belong and what they want out of life.