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EVELYN IN PERGATORY - Runs June 7th-29th

By Topher Payne

Directed by Terry Sagedy

Produced by Steve Stott

Performance Dates:

Friday, June 7th – Saturday, June 29th

When a complaint is filed against one of the 70,000 teachers in New York’s public schools, they’re sent to a Reassignment Center, one of a series of empty offices in the Department of Education Building. There, they sit and wait for their case to be reviewed. Usually for months. Sometimes for over a year.

A claim of improper behavior by a failing student lands Evelyn Reid in “the rubber room,” where she encounters a group of teachers, some guilty, some not, who have long since lost any hope of returning to a classroom.

Over the course of the school year, these colleagues form an unlikely alliance, reminding each other of forgotten passions, emerging to face life outside in unexpected new directions. They also learn French and workshop a screenplay.


“The Breakfast Club for teachers… an uncommonly smart and restrained commentary on the public education system.” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“A remarkably well-constructed and very funny dramatic comedy… we’re kept constantly curious about each character.” – ArtsATL

“I love how these characters are introduced, how they change before our eyes (through an unlayering of truth and falsehood rather than through arbitrary plot contrivances.) I love how they surprise, how they make me laugh and move me, how they represent a broad spectrum of teachers and styles and ambitions. I loved every minute of Evelyn in Purgatory.” – Atlanta Theatre Buzz

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Our Cast

Madison Alexander

Stacy-Lee Frome

Gregg Guest

Jimmy Hunter

Lynn Nissenbaum

Erin Shaughnessy

Alexa Wild

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