When Something Wonderful Ends

When Something Wonderful Ends

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When Something Wonderful Ends explores the loss of one’s mother, America’s dependence on foreign oil, and Barbie dolls in an ingenious, whimsical, touching, funny, infuriating manner that only playwright Sherry Kramer could achieve. While packing up her parents’ home following the death of her mother, Sherry uncovers the treasure trove of Barbies from her baby-boom childhood while embarking on the homework of a lifetime: discovering the roots of Islamic hatred of America and our dependence on the oil in the Middle East. As a Jewish girl growing up in the epicenter of the Bible belt, Sherry knows a thing or two about religious fervor and the passions it engenders.

Premiere Production: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Humana Festival of New American Plays co-produced with Interact Theatre.

Awards: Austin Chronicle “Top Ten Theatrical Treasure”

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