Squall

Squall
by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

Productions (5)
  • Psychological thriller
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 2 f
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Unit set suggesting the family room in a well-worn shingled house on the coast of Maine.

Squall
by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

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Productions (5)
  • Psychological thriller
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 2 f
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Unit set suggesting the family room in a well-worn shingled house on the coast of Maine.

Diana is a celebrated TV journalist, and a fierce guardian of her own privacy. Isolated on an island off the coast of Maine while sorting through the personal effects of her recently deceased mother, Diana is surprised and intrigued when a young stranger, Cordelia, rings the bell. Once a fierce summer storm washes out the bridge connecting them to the mainland, however, Cordelia reveals an unnerving intimacy with Diana's past. A compelling game of cat and mouse ensues, culminating in a violent life-and-death struggle.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
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Play Details

Diana is a celebrated TV journalist, and a fierce guardian of her own privacy. Isolated on an island off the coast of Maine while sorting through the personal effects of her recently deceased mother, Diana is surprised and intrigued when a young stranger, Cordelia, rings the bell. Once a fierce summer storm washes out the bridge connecting them to the mainland, however, Cordelia reveals an unnerving intimacy with Diana's past. A compelling game of cat and mouse ensues, culminating in a violent life-and-death struggle.

  • Psychological thriller
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 2 f
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Unit set suggesting the family room in a well-worn shingled house on the coast of Maine.

Published Reviews

"An intricate puzzle that offers moments of fascination and others of bitingly funny humor...fast-paced dialogue and clever twists..."

Zach Utko, Back Stage West

"Top 10: With ricocheting dialogue, Elizabeth Hemmerdinger creates a high-stakes standoff between a TV personality and a madwoman with a gun and too many secrets...poignant, flip and bat-sh*t crazy!"

Los Angeles Magazine

"A major new play!"

Barbara Eaton, Film Gazette

"A disturbing psychological thriller, beautifully realized...take[s] a willing audience along through a numbing series of emotional pit stops to a destination that should bear the sign 'Finish Line: Catharsis.'"

Madeline Shander, Park La Brea News

"Richly detailed...Bristling with humor."

Patrick Corcoran, New Times

Production History

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OCT 23, 2009 - NOV 01, 2009
Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre
Baker City, OR United States
Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre Baker City, OR United States
SEP 12, 2009 - SEP 20, 2009
Blue Moon Productions, Inc.
Lawton, OK United States
Blue Moon Productions, Inc. Lawton, OK United States
APR 26, 2007 - MAY 27, 2007
Modern Muse Theatre Company
Denver, CO United States
Modern Muse Theatre Company Denver, CO United States
JAN 16, 1997 - MAR 15, 1997
Tiffany Theatre
Los Angeles, CA United States
Tiffany Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States
JAN 22, 1996 - FEB 08, 1996
Concrete Stage
New York, NY United States
Concrete Stage New York, NY United States
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JAN 16, 1997 - MAR 15, 1997
Tiffany Theatre
Los Angeles, CA United States
Tiffany Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States

Awards (1)

Denver Center - US West Theatre Festival - First Choice (1998)