Convinced the world at large can’t be trusted to prioritize the well-being of adolescent girls in the event of a cataclysmic event (or just in general), a determined troupe of 8th grade ‘doomers’ are committed to preparing for survival in the post -collapse society they anticipate inheriting.
Josephine makes apocalypse preparedness videos and posts them to YouTube. Vic takes Jujitsu. Maureen encrypts her text messages and hordes matches (because lighters fail). Sarah stuffs her knapsack with extra socks, granola, water filtration tablets and Tolkien novels, because “you don’t know where you’re going to be… when it happens… you might not be at home.”
WROL (Without Rule of Law) is a darkly comic coming-of-age story for complicated times.
Directed and Dramaturged by Amy Lynn Strilchuk
Robbie - Braiden Houle
Maureen - Montserrat Videla
Jo - Camille Legg
Sarah - Amanda Sum
Vic - Raylene Harewood
Michaela is a Calgary-based playwright and recent graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada (2016). She was a finalist for the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s 2016 RBC Emerging Playwright Award for her play The Listening Room, and was a recipient of the 2015 national Enbridge Playwrights Award (Emerging Category) for her play, Going West.michaelajeffery.com
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