es·sen·tial (\i-ˈsen(t)-shəl\): implies belonging to the very nature of a thing and therefore being incapable of removal without destroying the thing itself or its character; absolutely necessary; indispensable.
2013: Twelfth Night
2012: Cabaret Series, Sondheim on Sunday
2011: The Last Five Years
Each play takes place on the same day on a dock in Zurich: a fictional town on a lake in upstate New York. In Repast, Celia and Frank have come back home for their father’s funeral. They’re not the same people that grew up here.
Rocks introduces two members of the notably strange Emmons clan: Emmet and Emmi. They’re opening a souvenir rock shop on the banks of the lake, desperately trying to escape their limbo of existence.
When You Go ends the day when Josh, Mike, Becca and Clark get together for one more night before one of them leaves Zurich for New York City. A casual night becomes a hotbed for expressing what’s really happening below the surface.