The Lattice Crashes
Author: Derek Lee McPhatter
Description: Unless a computer technician in the distant future can unravel the facts about a modern day hate crime, the incident will be deleted from history, but no one is telling the truth: not the victim, not the assailant, and certainly not their mothers.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 12/22/2015
Content Advisory: There is strong language throughout to mirror the use of profanity and anti-gay derogatory language commonly used by teenagers in recent years (1990’s – early 2000’s). There is one incident of physical violence, which is a focal point of the play and is revisited numerous times as the story unfolds. There is “locker room nudity,” depending on the director’s interpretation of the scene. The lack of guns in the piece is deliberate.
2 Acts, 102 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Dark Comedy · Death and the Afterlife · Drama · Fantasy · Gay and Lesbian · Gender and Sexuality · Grief and Mourning · Large Cast Size · Postmodern · Racial Identity/Relationships · Requires/Supports Sophisticated Multimedia/Technical Elements · Social Issues · Social Justice · Technology and the Internet · Violence
This play is in the following collections: Plays and Playwrights 2017