The Way West

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In a modern-day, falling-apart California town, Mom shares with her two squabbling daughters death-defying tales of pioneer crossings as she waits for her bankruptcy to come through. Stories are stretched, songs are broken into, and checks are forged as Mom and her grown girls scrape for survival.

Labyrinth Theater, NYC. Anna O'Donaghue, Didi O'Connell and Nadia Bowers
Labyrinth Theater NYC: Nadia Bowers, Didi O'Connell, Anna O'Donaghue
Steppenwolf Production: Zoe Perry and Gabe Ruiz
At Steppenwolf: Zoe Perry, Ira Amyx, Caroline Neff
Zoe Perry, Gabe Ruiz

Read Sample

Mom: ‘Sometimes when things are bad, you do best not to realize what is the reality of the situation. That’s prairie wisdom.’

Cast Requirements

Four Women, Two Men

Production and Development History

Fall 2017: Fordham University, NYC. Directed by Caroline Wood.

Spring 2016: Labyrinth Theater Company, NYC. Directed by Mimi O'Donnell. Starring: Nadia Bowers, Curran Connor, Alfredo Narciso, Didi O'Connell, Anna O'Donaghue and Portia.

Spring 2015: Village Theatre, Davenport, Iowa. Directed by Christina Myatt

Spring 2015: Marin Theater Company. Directed by Hayley Finn

World Premiere: Steppenwolf, Spring 2014. Directed by Amy Morton. Starring: Ira Amyx, Didi O'Connell, Martha Lavey, Caroline Neff, Zoe Perry and Gabe Ruiz.

BareBones Workshop at The Lark, NYC. Directed by Linsay Firman. Starring: Nadia Bowers, Raul Castillo, Curran Connor, Didi O'Connell, Patricia Randell, Gayle Rankin and David Shih.