“…completely-engaging, dark, hilarious, disturbing, and thought-provoking story.” – H Snyder
Nashville Repertory Theatre's production of Good Monsters by Nate Eppler. Live onstage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's (TPAC) Johnson Theater, February 13-27, 2016 with previews February 11-12. Featuring Megan Murphy Chambers as "Josie," Garris Wimmer as "Zell," Alexandra Huff as "Zero," Carey Van Driest as "Darlene," Nathaniel McIntyre as "Frank," and R. Alex Murray as "Dumptruck."
“While the play's subject matter is increasingly topical with the recent officer-involved shootings in the U.S., I saw the play more as a man's personal, internal journey to process a horrible accident for which he feels responsible.” - D Brumley
Frank is a Gulf War veteran and police officer who moonlights as a security guard to make ends meet. Safira was a shoplifter. It was dark. Frank thought she had a gun. She didn't. Now Frank's the guy who shot an unarmed teenager, with ramifications for his wife, his best friend, Safira’s father, and a media spin doctor looking for a story. While he waits for the grand jury, Safira haunts Frank every night and soon she begins to make terrifying demands of him.
“Without sacrificing character or plot development, [the play] forces you to reevaluate the world around you.” – S Summerbell
This stunning psychological drama explores how human beings maneuver through earth-shattering tragedy, with intense focus on the human side of a situation gone horribly wrong. While challenging you to question your own preconceptions of good and bad, whatever they may be, this stirring and emotional play transcends predictable notions on both sides of the political divide, drawing humanity to the forefront.