Cell Phone Waiting Lot
Thurs-Sat, July 13-28
Monday, July 23
Conceived and instigated by Jackie De La Cruz and David Gassner
Directed by Julia Griffin
Have you ever hung out in the airport's cell phone lot while waiting for friends or family? Have you ever wondered WHAT WAS GOING ON IN ALL THOSE OTHER CARS???
Radial Theater Project invited 4 Seattle-based playwrights to help answer that question. From hilarious phone calls to desperate searches for missing airline passengers, these stories will take you inside those other worlds. And each play lasts no more than 20 minutes -- because that’s how long you’re allowed to park in the Cell Phone Waiting Lot.
Featuring Lexi Chipman, Karen Jo Fairbrook, Matthew Middleton, Ayo Tushinde and Bob Williams
Suck. Squeeze. Bang. Blow.
by Jackie De La Cruz
A Mary Kay representative (Karen Jo Fairbrook) kills time in the cell phone lot by catching up with a few phone calls. Her relationships with her family and her interactions with her business associates are revealing, but the conclusion she comes to might take you by surprise.
By Andrew Lee Creech
Two young women (Lexi Chipman and Ayo Tushinde) desperately try to figure out what’s happened to one of their grandmothers, who’s just arrived by plane. The unseen and possibly confused Gran is wandering the terminal, and her phone might be running out of juice. And some very strange men in the cell phone lot (Bob Williams and Matthew Middleton) aren’t making things any easier.
Banned from Entry
By Nick Edwards
In this play’s alternative universe, the residents of the United States (the ensemble) are no longer allowed to travel easily to other countries. Encountering suspicious border guards and cruelly separated from their relatives, the desperate Americans seek refuge and solace from airport personnel, and are met instead with bureaucratic indifference and outright hostility.
Junk in the Trunk
By Maggie Lee
Two men (Bob Williams and Matthew Middleton) share close quarters after being captured, bound, gagged, and stowed in a claustrophobic car trunk. Are they being transported to their demise? Or is there a more innocent explanation? And how will this frightening experience change their relationship and their plans for the future?