We were 10 days into rehearsal when we had to stop because of COVID. We had been casting and designing since November, so it was heart-breaking to walk away.
The actors and I have continued to work over Zoom. The play keeps revealing itself, and in a COVID world, it teems with relevancies. What is the value of a life? What is the value of a vulnerable life? Can a marriage survive crisis? What do you do in the face of utter isolation?
But the gift of this play is the catharsis it offers. In the hands of these actors, it makes me laugh and it makes me cry. Every time I hear it. That kind of release is a gift right now.