ALLIGATOR ROAD is set in central Florida’s oldest hardware store where Kathy, a recent widow, has yarn-bombed all the hammers, saws, and paint cans. It's a gesture of whimsy before she hands the store over to Lavinia as an act of reparations. But her daughter Candace will do anything to stop Kathy from throwing away the family store. ALLIGATOR ROAD is a sly comedy that unravels ideas about entitlement and the price of freedom.
Broadway World Critic's Choice: Best of Maine 2015
Labor Day 2014. A hardware store in central Florida.
- KATHY. White. 45. Sweet, trashy, and slightly hot.
- CANDACE. White. 21. She is a dagger. It costs her nothing to say anything.
- LAVINIA. Black. 20s. A peacemaker with starch.
- SCOTT. White. 30s. Not as much of a dick as he could be. If the women are having multiple conversations at once, knitting the words of the play, Scott is a pair of scissors.
Production & Development History
- Production, Mad Horse Theatre, 2015
Reading and workshop at Mad Horse Theatre and Lark Play Development Center, respectively.