The Better Half

Premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2011

Ultimately the production investigates the claustrophobia of marriage and habitual roles, and its ability to unhinge any sense of reality outside the maddening privacy of domestic space and its often suffocating intimacy. The circumstances of the Gaslight plot and contemporary marriage plot, and the actual affects on the performers in trafficking between the two aim to deliver a surprisingly contemporary spin-off of this classic melodrama with striking relevance and immediacy.