Desmond or Abraham and Frances

Paradise Theater
The New York International Fringe Festival
August 11-19, 2001

Written by Sylvan (formerly Sally) Oswald
Directed by Jessica Brater
Produced by Jessica Pagan
Lighting Design by Natalie Robin
Stage Management by Katya Schapiro and Miriam Felton-Dansky
Cast: Devon Harlow, Kelley Leathers, and Jessica Pagan


Philadelphia built houses on quicksand.  Between the 1960s and the 1980s in the city's Logan section, all the houses were sinking into the ground.  The sidewalk buckled, the walls bulged, the floor arched its back.  In one home, family fault lines rupture, pitting Desmond, Abraham, and Frances against one another in a struggle for survival.