The Law Makes Evening Fall
A play about hearing and the limits of language and forgiveness. Alan works at the Atkinson Center, a place where children with auditory processing problems go for help in understanding the simple sequences of cause and effect we all take for granted when we speak. Alan meets Ava, a woman who makes him hear a language he cannot ever truly comprehend–passion. We follow Alan’s descent into madness as his feelings for Ava make him doubt that he has understood a single word he has ever heard. The play is structured with past and present parts of Alan’s story intermingled. The central image of the play is Alan’s bathroom, where Ava’s bloody, broken body haunts him. But the mystery of her death is not a simple one. Alan must find the courage to decide where, in the dream of his life, responsibility begins and ends.
New York Stage and Film