Luanne Cooper
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In this offbeat comedy, all it takes is two sisters and a treehouse to accidentally start a cult.


By Deborah Zoe Laufer
Directed by Courtney O’Connor

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2022/23 Season Sponsors:
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Production Sponsor: Mary and Doug Woodruff
Cast: Sponsored by James & Judith Barr


In the claustrophobic town of Millerville, Emery Harris lives alone in a treehouse named Mabel surrounded by a dozen or so plants she researches, names, and talks to. Her overbearing sister Hazel is Emery’s only connection to reality, along with her YouTube channel where she documents her studies that have garnered several thousand followers. When her calm and quiet is disrupted by an entourage of devotees chanting and singing to her–their botanical, new-age messiah–she is forced to look down from the branches and face the outside world.

Running Time: 100 minutes with no intermission. 

Content Warning: Loud noises, flashing lights, strobe lighting effects and strong language. Please note: No plants were harmed in the making of this production.
Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States 
** Represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE
° Stage Directors and Choreographers Society  

Press & Reviews:

ROOTED featured in The Boston Globe: A tree grows on Clarendon Street| Terry Byrne
"There's a simplicity in her characters that mixes with a bit of magical realism."
Playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer Featured Story Spotlight in METRMag| Kevin T. Baldwin
Laufer says, also praising the show's director, Courtney O’Connor. "Courtney really understands this world. Some directors get your writing and you're so lucky when they do."
New England Theater Mirror| Linda Chin
"Rooted validates that nature, theater, and human connection can be healing for the soul."
Slow Muse| Deborah Barlow
"Rooted is an intimately scaled, warm-hearted play."
Boston and Beyond| Susan Mulford
"It is an amazing Scenic Design created by the award-winning Janie E. Howland."
Sleepless Critic| Jeanne Denizard
"Soothing and eclectic music by Dewey Dellay as well as streaming and transformative lighting by Karen Perlow provide a warm and peaceful vibe as Emery carefully handles the greenery surrounding her.  Janie E. Howland’s meditative and functioning set at first sight provides an oasis from the real world."  
METRMag.com| Kevin T. Baldwin
"There are some ingenious moments featuring an imaginative use of lighting and sound. There is also some clever use of onstage "foliage trickery" which I won't divulge, safe to say it all serves to make the relationships conveyed in the story all that more endearing."  

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