THE SECRET AGENDA OF TREES is set in a rural community in the backwoods of America where escape and fantasy substitute for hope: a tattered bond holds together Veronica, a 13-year-old who survives on a dream-life filled with Rosemary Clooney and Veronica Lake, and her mother, who dulls the pain of work at a slaughterhouse with booze and meth. As Veronica develops a dubious crush on a tattooed boy from study hall, and her mother invites a mysterious stranger into their ramshackle home, the cycles of dependency become increasingly dangerous and holding the world at bay may prove impossible.
THE SECRET AGENDA OF TREES was a finalist chosen by playwright Edward Albee when he served as judge for the first-ever Yale Drama Series in 2007. Prior to its Off-Broadway debut, the play was presented as part of the Cherry Lane Theatre's Mentor Project (mentor, Lynn Nottage), and has received The Goldberg Prize, NTC's Stavis Award and the John Golden Playwriting Award. Mr. McKenna's play "any-body" was presented at the Actor's Theatre of Louisville, and his play "Parking Lot Lonely Heart" was produced by Boomerang Theatre in NYC last fall, while other plays have been performed at Soho Rep and La MaMa ETC.
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., with an added performance on Sunday, March 15 at 7 p.m.
Theater: Wild Project
Address: 195 East Third Street
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