the tall girls (world premiere)

1156 new theatre, may 6-14, 2011

welcome to poor prairie, the dusty, desolate town where fifteen-and-a-half-year-old jean has been exiled. it’s a grim, dangerous place to eke out an existence as a teenage girl —- until a handsome man with a past arrives, a brand-new basketball in tow.  but as the town’s girls form a team set on making it out of poor prairie, a murky committee of townspeople threatens to stamp out the existence of girls’ sports altogether. 

Photos: Richard Termine / Matt Saunders



by meg miroshnik / designed by: matt saunders (sets), nic mramer (clothes), hyun seung nina lee (lights), jennifer lynn jackson (sound) / with: monique bernadette barbee (jean), joshua bermudez (haunt johnny), miriam a. hyman (inez), brenda meaney (lurlene), marissa neitling (almeda), carmen zilles (puppy) / directed by mike donahue