|Nearest Large City:||San Francisco|
|Synopsis:||Love. Drugs. Unexpected side effects.|
Drug researcher Rockwell Wise believes a love vaccine will solve the problems of the world — and keep his own heart safe. Drug developer Grace Wright wants to create a love activator that will reintroduce passion and romance to a devastated world.
Their past returns to haunt both of them, when Grace is hired to lead Rocky’s development team in the midst of a company crisis.
“Believers” is inspired by the Grimm’s fairy tale, The Frog King, and takes place in a pharmaceutical lab in the immediate dystopian future.
|Theme:||satire of pharma companies, dystopian future, religious satire, love story|
|Notes:||It was selected for Playwrights Revolution at Capitol Stage Company in Sacramento, CA, in 2010, and was part of Wily West Production’s 2011 new play reading series.|
“Believers” premiered August 2, 2012 at StageWerx in San Francisco, as part of Wily West Productions’ 2012 season, and was produced in Istanbul, Turkey, by Lavanta Productions in 2015.
“Patricia Milton has good comic chops and there are plenty of laughs to be found in this light-hearted romance. . . It is clearly stage worthy and deserves repeated productions.” ~Charles Kruger, member, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle