Comedy: 2m, 2f
From the back cover:
Ike Holter's Sender thrives on the contrast between order and chaos and the tensions that emerge as we leave childhood and adolescence behind to contend with the demands of "adulting." In this comedy, Holter presents us with four millennial friends wrestling with these issues. While each is at a different stage of "growing up," one of the friends has disappeared and has been presumed dead. Yet, at the beginning of the play, he returns and completely upends the balance established in his absence. This witty, foul-mouthed, and razor-sharp play asks: "What does growing up mean...and is it even desired in this day and age?"
Sender is one of seven plays in Holter's Rightlynd Saga, all set in Chicago's fictional fifty-first ward. The other plays in the cycle are Rightlynd, Exit Strategy, Prowess, The Wolf at the End of the Block, Red Rex, and Lottery Day.
"Very funny and charming...a highly entertaining dissection of Midwestern millennials." --Chicago Tribune
"Astonishing...Holter, the Chicago-based wunderkind best known for his Stonewall-riot drama Hit the Wall, is fearless here." --Chicago Reader
"Holter's way with words only gets stronger - his dialogue is as dense and snappy here as any of the fiery speechifying in his Hit the Wall or Exit Strategy, but with a more grounded, natural feel. Your initial viewing might just leave you wanting to return to Sender." --TimeOut Chicago
About the Author:
Ike Holter is a resident playwright at Victory Gardens Theater and the artistic director of The Roustabouts. His plays have been produced at the Steppenwolf Garage, the Philadelphia Theatre Company, Off-Broadway at Barrow Street Theatre and Cherry Lane Theatre, and elsewhere. He is the 2017 winner of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for drama.