Dry Land Popular

March 27 at 8pm
March 28 at 8pm
March 29 at 2pm and 8pm
The Iseman Theater

Amy has a secret and needs help. Ester deeply idolizes Amy and will do anything for her admiration. The two girls are on the swim team together at their high school in Palm Beach County, Florida, and they have arranged to meet in the locker room attached to the pool in their school’s gymnasium. There, we watch them form a complex and intimate relationship, one built on vulnerability and challenged by the fear of being vulnerable. Alone in their two secrets, and both deeply lonely, they struggle with each other, with themselves, and with what it means to be and to become young women.

As the play digs slowly deeper, it neither flinches nor judges. Amy and Ester can be cruel and destructive, but they are also sweet and funny, essentially flawed and essentially human. Dry Land is not shy in its presentation of difficult questions, and its ultimate hopefulness contains no easy answers. This is a play about the importance of female friendship and community but it is also, at its core, a play about the fear of love.


Reba - Simone Policano
Victor - Jacob Osborne
Ester - Lucy Fleming
Amy - Calista Small

Production Staff

Director - Henry Gottfried
Writer - Ruby Spiegel
Producer - Kathleen Addison
Stage Manager - Dhawal Kotak
Set Designer - Wells Thorne
Lighting Designer - Douglas Streat
Sound Designer - Juliet DeButts
Costume Designer - Ivy Sanders Schneider
Props Designer and Technical Director - Kate Pincus
Master Electrician - Roger Pellegrini
Sound Engineer - Julian Hornik
Dramaturg - Katherine Paulsen
Graphic Designer - Marisa Kaugars

Listing Details

Date of run
March 27-29
Spring 2014
Experimental Production
The Iseman Theater

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