A dark comedy about our fears and anxieties. Set in a suburb in fly-over country, the lives of a single mother and her young son are forever changed when a mysterious man arrives selling a Project to Renew America’s Future. Meanwhile the neurotic neighbors across the street untangle the repercussions of a wild block party. In these frightening and troubled times, will these average Americans prevail or will their delicate worlds shatter into a million pieces?
Developed in the Playwrights’ Center’s Ruth Easton Reading Series (2009) and at the Page 73 Retreat at Yale (2008). Finalist for the Yale Drama Series Prize.
Premiered in a Workhaus Collective production at the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio (2010).
“Cory Hinkle’s script probes suburban fears with fine-tuned precision, slowly evolving the tone from a darkly comic first half into an increasingly tense second. Rather than dwelling on surface eccentricities, Hinkle goes deep into the neurotic psychology of unfulfilling monotony, spousal betrayal, and parental worries.”
Read the full script on the New Play Exchange