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Sow and Suckling

By Dan Caffrey
Directed by Liz Fisher

30 years after the events of Lord of the Flies, the book’s characters have grown comfortably into their 40s – or so they think. After a Christmas Eve dinner goes horribly wrong, the violence from their youth threatens to overrun their families and carefully constructed lives. At turns a riff on a classic piece of literature, an extremely dark comedy and a middle-aged horror story, Sow and Suckling posits that repression only leads to further savagery.

Sow and Suckling contains full frontal male nudity, mature themes, language, sexuality, stage blood and graphic content. 

Performances

March 6 and 12 at 7:30 p.m.
March 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Lab Theatre

Post-Performance Discussion

Guests are invited to join members of the cast and creative team for a post-performance discussion immediately following the performance of Sow and Suckling on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lab Theatre. 

About the Playwright

Dan Caffrey is a third-year M.F.A. in Playwriting candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been both a Finalist and Semi-Finalist at the O'Neill, a Finalist for the Playwrights' Center Core Apprenticeship, an M.F.A. Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference, an Artist In Residence at Tofte Lake Center and his work has been published by Smith & Kraus. His play Matawan was produced by UT in Fall of 2018. Directed by Lane Michael Stanley, the production was nominated for three Austin Critics Table Awards and five B. Iden Payne Awards, winning one of each (Sam Lipman for sound design and the Ensemble for shark movement, respectively). He's also written for a variety of pop-culture sites, including Consequence of Sound, The A.V. Club, Pitchfork, and Vox. He co-hosts The Losers' Club: A Stephen King Podcast and Halloweenies: A Horror Franchise Podcast, in addition to recording music with Maxwell J Shults under the name Methodist Hospital. Dean of American Rock Critics Robert Christgau hailed their debut album, Giants, as one of the best of 2018. https://www.dancaffreywrites.com/

About the Director

Liz Fisher is freelance director based in Austin. Directing credits include Fusebox Festival, Street Corner Arts, Penfold Theatre, Shrewd Productions, Austin Shakespeare, Whirligig Productions, Mary Baldwin University, St. Edward’s University, Southwestern University, University of Arkansas and others. She is a recipient of the Princess Grace Award in Theatre, the SDC National Directing Award (Kennedy Center) and an Eugene O’Neill Theater Center fellowship. She is an SDC Associate Member and has an M.F.A. from Texas State University.  

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