Contemporaries: A Staged Reading

by Erica Wachs

Tickets for the reading are live:

ADAPTED FROM The Slow Burn: A Summer of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels by Sarah Chihaya, Merve Emre, Katherine Hill, and Jill Richards

"I'm actually doing really well. I just bought a functional air conditioner for my apartment, I'm working on a new manuscript, and I don't wake up everyday in the skin of a fictional character."

"Contemporaries", an original play by Erica Wachs, inspired by/adapted from the Slow Burn series on Post45, follows the lives of four professors over the course of one summer, writing about Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels, in the hopes of receiving tenure. On female friendship, motherhood, sexism in academia, and becoming your favorite fictional character.

"Contemporaries" will be presented as a staged reading in the fall, with an eye towards a full production in the spring -- details coming soon!
Contact the Show
October 26 at 7:30pm
October 27 at 7:30pm
@ Davenport/Pierson Theater
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
SarahEmily Locke
JillAnnie Saenger
MerveAnnie Nelson
KatherineLucy Tomasso
Production Staff
WriterErica Wachs