THE STORY: Alone, numb, and friendless after the violent death of his father, high-school senior Eli moves with his mom from San Francisco to a fresh start in Iowa. A new relationship with a boy at school exposes Eli again to the possibility of closeness and the danger of being swallowed by it.
“Beautiful, deeply felt, and very moving…gorgeous and wise, balancing teenage angst with an adult perspective that gives SLIPPING both emotional heft and universality.” —NYTheatre.com. “Daniel Talbott has written a funny, dark, and gorgeous new play in SLIPPING.” —NY Press. “Well-observed and wise.” —BackStage. “Raw energy.” —The Village Voice. “A complex and engaging love story…full of heartbreak and loss, but also of hope and love.” —TheaterMania.com. “A taut, fast-moving and totally riveting piece of theatre…packs an intense emotional wallop.” —MusicOMH.com. “Compelling because of the specificity of character and emotional complexity of Talbott’s script.” —Hollywood Reporter. “Smart, smoldering drama.” —Advocate.