While their parents party upstairs Like It’s 1999, five young girls count down to Y2K and wonder what The End Of The World will look like from their basement. Childhood games unravel the truths their parents won’t tell them, and each must decide what they owe to the people they call family.
For the girls who raised us when our parents weren't watching.
keywords: cults, early internet, divorce, sex, 90s pop culture
Virtual Reading for Play Date @ Pete's Candy Store (2020)
directed by Kate Moore Heaney
"We found the nostalgia of the time period and setting particularly compelling...The play accurately depicts how complex and dark coming of age can be for girls, and how the line blurs between family and friends, and cruelty and love."
- Premiere Stages at Kean University
Reviews from New Play Exchange:
"I read this lightning fast-I couldn't stop. A delightful combination of late 90s nostalgia, cults, and lotttttts of tension.
YES, invite the estranged cousin from the End of Days cult to the Y2K party!"
"A beautifully executed seismic character/relationship shift that affected clear character change without contrived theatrics or drama. Funny, wonderful work!"
"I loved the explosive energy... it's such a fun exploration of tempo to me!"