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IN THE GETAWAY VAN
It’s 1975 in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Laura’s mom is going back to school. Diane is discovering liberation, openness, possibility! But that doesn’t mean eleven-year-old Laura has to play along, no way. She’s in the hall closet, pretending to be Patty Hearst. Fast forward to 2012. Successful Laura looks like a model product of the women’s movement… or is she just the byproduct of Diane’s expectations?
"Thoughtful and tender...
deftly suggest(s) the perplexities
of those changing times."
The Village Voice
“Carries the audience through time seamlessly… definitely a play to see!”
The Reviews Hub
"Elegant writing and
a superb cast!"
The Tribeca Trib
The cast includes Annie McNamara (Gatz, The Sound and The Fury with ERS/NYTW, The Public; Iowa at Playwrights Horizons; God’s Ear with New Georges), Caitlin Morris (Minor Character with New Saloon & Public Theater; Macbeth with Drunk Shakespeare; web series “Sublets”), Courtney G. Williams (Mike Iveson’s The Tear Drinkers at The Kitchen; Pluto (No Longer a Play) at The Brick; Go Forth at PS122’s Coil Festival), and Madeline Wise (Minor Character with New Saloon & Public Theater; The World My Mama Raised with Clubbed Thumb; Choice with Huntington Theater Co.).
TANIA IN THE GETAWAY VAN production team includes Fan Zhang (Sound Design), David Bengali (Projections) and Lizzy Emanuel (Production Stage Manager),
Oh for Christ’s sake, it didn’t happen to me, I was -- what do you think, movements are just out there somewhere like giant waves and you can stand on the fucking beach hoping the tide rises enough to sweep you out to sea? Plenty of people did not get swept, believe me, nothing happens if you don’t hop in, of your own volition and -- I mean I happened to be wearing my bikini when this particular wave came by, thank god, but that was from me, out of me needing it, needing something to crack.