Quiet. Small. Submissive. What happens when this repression is taken so far that young women who are looking to reclaim their voice, strength, and power turn to dear dead drug lords and dictators for inspiration? What can women learn from the likes of the fearless? What do a group of high schoolers need from Pablo Escobar? There is an often-untapped power in women’s anger; it can shift the... Read more
Our Dear Dead Drug Lord
Second Stage Theater and WP Theater present the world premiere of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, written by Alexis Scheer and directed by Whiteny White.
(Photos by Jeremy Daniel)
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In this fierce and feverish world premiere comedy, a gang of teenage girls gathers in an abandoned treehouse to summon the ghost of Pablo Escobar. Are they messing with the actual spirit of the infamous cartel kingpin? Or are they really just messing with each other? A rollercoaster ride through the danger and damage of girlhood – the teenage wasteland has never been so much twisted fun.