ORANGE FLOWER WATER

by Craig Wright
Directed by Jessika Doyel


December 2010
Atlantic Stage 2


Do not be deceived by the lyrical, gently perfumed title. This is a brutally honest drama about marriage and infidelity—one that chronicles the inevitable big damage and ugly fallout engendered by a ceaseless pursuit of selfishness and an unrestrained search for personal happiness. Married couples David and Cathy Larson and Brad and Beth Youngquist live with their children in the relatively peaceful town of Pine City, Minnesota. David and Beth, after years of maintaining a platonic friendship, begin an adulterous affair with disastrous consequences. Through a series of scenes which all take place on or around a single bed, we see the painfully intense real-time unraveling of both marriages and, eventually, the construction of a very fragile but authentic new beginning for everyone concerned.


Stage Managed by Jolenta Greenberg
Production Managed by Thomas Muccioli
Scenic Design by Emily Davison & Meridith Jones
Lighting Design by Alex Vincent
Costume Design by Nila Sawyer
Original Music by Griffin Sherbert