Directed by:

Meg Taintor

Assistant Director:

Melissa Barker

Stage Manager:

Vawnya Nichols

Hat Designer:

Cotton Talbot-Minkin

Lighting Designer:

Ben Lieberson

Set / Costume Design:

Kelly Leigh David


Becca A. Lewis

Bob Mussett

Lorna Nogueira

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April 3-19, 2014

The Charlestown Working Theatre



Thursdays at 7:30pm

Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm

Sundays at 3pm

While staying with her aunt and uncle in the country, young Joan wakes in the night and sees the stuff of nightmares. Or does she? How much does she really understand of what she sees?


Years later, Joan is a fighter in a resistance movement - where the whole world is at war with itself. The cats have come in on the side of the French and the Bolivians have weaponized gravity.


Permeated with paranoia and fear, Far Away shows us a funhouse mirror reflection of our world, a dystopian society where unspeakable horrors take place just offstage and the moral compass is shattered.


By turns lyrical and prosaic, terrifying and shot through with a dark glinting humor, this fable of a society (and a planet) turning on itself is the work master playwright and political thinker at her best.


Far Away is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


It's a year of Caryl Churchill in Boston - and not just at Whistler! Also in April, you can catch TOP GIRLS produced by Bad Habit Productions.


Check out this conversation between Meg Taintor (director of FAR AWAY) and Liz Fenstermaker (director of TOP GIRLS). The conversation is moderated by dramaturg A. Nora Long.