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OUT OF STERNO

CARPENTER SQUARE THEATRE, Oklahoma City, OK (June – July 2013)

INFORMED CONSENT  Workshop

PLAYPENN, Philadelphia, PA (July, 2013)

SIRENS

OMAHA PLAYHOUSE,  Omaha, NE  (August – Sept 2013)

THE LAST SCHWARTZ

PARADE PRODUCTIONS, Boca Raton, FL (Jan – Feb 2014)

LEVELING UP

STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY, Chicago, IL (February – March 2014)

LEVELING UP

HIPPODROME THEATRE, Gainesville, FL (February – March 2014)

LEVELING UP

UCF/ORLANDO SHAKESPEARE, Orlando, FL (March 2014)

INFORMED CONSENT  Premiere!!

GEVA THEATRE CENTER, Rochester, NY (March-April 2014)

INFORMED CONSENT  Premiere!!

CLEVELAND PLAHOUSE, Cleveland, OH (April -May, 2014)

SIRENS

CIDER MILL PLAYHOUSE, Endicott, NY (May 2014)

END DAYS

BURIEN LITTLE THEATRE, Burien,WA (May 2014)

Reviews:

“Perhaps only Deborah Zoe Laufer would think to combine a Goth girl her born-again mom, her post-9/11 depressed dad, an Elvis-loving, Jesus and Stephen Hawking in the same play — and make the combination hilarious.”

“…rapturously funny play about a family trying to survive in a world hurtling toward Armageddon, proves that the right playwright can inspire healing laughter in even the most sobering subjects.”

– The Miami Herald

“A satirical dark comedy with a moral edge.”

“The universality of the denouement brings this comedy full circle, leaving us to admire the relevancy of Laufer’s humor and wisdom of her message.”

–Variety

“… both poignantly redemptive and often hilariously funny.”

“I hope others will have the opportunity to see this special play. It begs the question of what we would hold most sacred if we knew the end was near. And it brings to life our broad range of choices, including laughter, and the treasured traveling companions who are there even when we face our own personal Armageddon.”

– Huffington Post

“End Days may be about a weirdly dysfunctional family that finds its soul by waiting for the Apocalypse together, but this play has heart: It’s engaging, funny as hell and even touching.”

“An exceptional show”

–NUVO (Indianapolis)

“a manic whirlwind of a family drama as weird and illuminating and truthful as anything likely to be discovered at CERN.”

“End Days is funnier than a great many plays designed solely to induce laughter…and more touching than most plays designed solely to touch.”

“… so redolent of the ordinary wishes of real, lonely human beings that, despite the play’s atmosphere of general absurdity, it communicates a heartbreaking truthfulness. …”

– Broward-Palm Beach New Times

“…thought-provoking, not a little disquieting and seriously, encouragingly funny.”

“Laufer’s originality in expressing her ideas is impressive.”

“highly recommended.”

– CityBeat Arts and Entertainment  ( Phoenix)

“..the smartest, most hysterical, laugh-out-loud show you’ll see in the theater – ever! … witty, funny AND relevant play.”

– Martha’s Vineyard Plum

“End Days” directly pits science, religion and suburbia, but it’s not an attack on any of them. There’s not a trace of mockery in these extraordinary performances, each tinged with compassion, humor and heartbreak.

Laufer is clearly a major new voice

– Denver Post