Ghosts in the Cottonwoods


Written and Directed by Adam Rapp

November 11th – December 10th, 2010
Theatre 80 Saint Marks

On the night of a terrible storm, a single mother and her younger son await the arrival of the older son, who has broken out of prison. Two others arrive before him: a stranger with a wounded leg and a girl with a suitcase. Nothing will ever be the same.


William Apps | James Kautz | Nick Lawson | Sarah Lemp | Mandy Nicole Moore and Matthew Pilieci


the new yorker

“Rapp’s dialogue is beautiful mayhem, full of mudslops and dogsnakes and hog gravy, and we care just enough about these strange souls to be devastated by their pain…it jolts and haunts all involved in its happy amoralism.”


“This is a theatrical meeting made in heaven.”

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“A furious assault on the senses — in the most cathartic way possible.”

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"Far more than your typical coming-of-age tale, and it's a performance you wont soon forget."

Production Team:

Assistant Director: Gretchen Hollis
Stage Manager: Judy Merrick
Set Design: Alfred Schatz
Costume Designer: Jessica Pabst
Lighting Designer: Keith Parham
Props Designer: Judy Merrick
Sound Design: Eric Shimelonis
Sculpture Design: Jenna Levine
Make Up: Erin Kennedy Landsford
Production Assistant: Jan Rosenberg


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