A dark New England beach is the singular setting for Christopher Shinn’s language-driven one-act. Troubled lovers Ed and Dora find themselves trying to repair the shattered remnants of a relationship, and their own lives, until a sudden tragedy changes everything. Clocking in at just over half an hour, The Coming World is a short but high-octane journey with an underlying tension that never quite unwinds. It’s an ideal fit for theatres looking for a play suited for mature audiences that can be produced with minimal set and prop needs.
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