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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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Production Sponsor: Mary and Doug Woodruff
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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."  

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