In the Bones

Author: Cody Daigle

In the Bones

Description: A Louisiana family mourns the unexpected loss of a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Over three years, their grief reaches out into unexpected places, forming a future from a broken past.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/18/2014
Content Advisory: Adult language and themes
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males

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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Gay and Lesbian · Grief and Mourning · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Politics · Requires/Supports Sophisticated Multimedia/Technical Elements

This play is in the following collections: Plays and Playwrights 2016 · Most Popular Plays of 2016

Original Production Information

In The Bones received its world premiere production at the Astoria Performing Arts Center Nov. 7-22, 2014 with the following cast and crew:

Dee: Victoria Bundonis
Chloe: Emily Koch
Kate: Mel House
Ben: Sean Hankinson
Kenny: Zac Hoogendyk
Luke: Tyler Gattoni

Director: Dev Bondarin.

In The Bones recieved a production by SNAP! Productions in Omaha, Nebraska, August 20-September 13, 2015.

Kate – Stephanie Anderson
Chloe – Corie Grant-Leanna
Luke – Eric Grant-Leanna
Ben – Dan Luethke
Kenny – David Mainelli
Dee – Sally Neumann Scamfer

The production was directed by M. Michele Phillips.

In the Bones was originally produced as a one-act play by Manhattan Theatre Works as part of their “ReWorks: The Spanish Civil War” evening. The play was developed in its full-length form by Acadiana Repertory Theatre and The Great Plains Theatre Conference.