The Execution and The Rapture
Written by Joshua Young
Directed by Wi-Moto Nyoka
Featuring Belle Caplis*, Sarah Elizabeth Grace, John Carhart*, Chris Goodrich, Morgan Zipf-Meister, Ellie Foumbi, and Elizabeth Ng
*Actors appear courtesy Actors Equity Association
Two families in rural Virginia are attending the execution of Austin Siggs, a teenage boy who was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a 10 year old girl. Austin's mother is in attendance as are the parents of the murdered girl. As the midnight hour hits and the execution is about to take place, Austin vanishes. The prison goes on lockdown and the two families get locked in the chamber along with a prison administrator and an Anglican priest.
Austin's mother, Marsha, preaches that her son didn't escape but was Raptured, an act proving that the cruel and capricious God of the Old Testament is the actual living God. Now Marsha must convert her flock at any cost, starting with the parents of the girl her son murdered.
A 2017 PlayPenn Semifinalist
Pictured Belle Caplis*, Elizabeth Ng, Martavius Parrish, Ellie Foumbi, Sarah Elizabeth Grace, John Carhart*, and Morgan Zipf-Meister
The Execution and the Rapture
February 13th, 2015
Jimmy's No. 43 - Staged Reading