Synopsis (1M 2W)
Where's Annie? Who's Annie? And what have Jack and Birdie done with her? When Sarah Bitts returns home to confront her estranged grandparents about their destructive influence on her mother, she discovers that the eccentric pair hides a past more frightening than she ever imagined. Caught in the couple’s alternately terrifying and bitterly comic web of riddles, lies and suspicion, Sarah fights to find her way to the truth and to her family’s redemption.
Where’s Annie? premiered as a BareBones production at the Lark Playwright Development Center, and was subsequently performed at the Hudson Stage Company. The play was developed in part through the Edward Poole Lay Fellowship in Playwriting awarded by Amherst College (MA) to workshop the play in conjunction with the Lark where the play was initially developed as part of their inaugural Playwrights' Workshop led by Arthur Kopit. The play has had public readings at the Lark (New York, NY), Hudson Stage Company (Croton-on-Hudson, NY) featuring Francis Sternhagen, Victory Gardens Theater (Chicago, IL), Abingdon Theatre (New York, NY), and New Century Theatre (Northampton, MA), among others. Where's Annie? was named a semi-finalist for the O'Neill Conference and a runner-up for the Princess Grace Award.