THE STORY: When their father falls ill, three estranged half-siblings reunite. As the world around them crumbles, they argue with each other and with everyone around them in a desperate struggle to do the right thing and mend their rapidly deteriorating lives. THINNER THAN WATER is a blood-raw, wicked comedy-drama about fighting through the thick and thin of family.
“…engaging…intelligently wrought…Shrewdly sidestepping the bog of exposition and instead allowing the audience to connect the dots of her characters’ collective history, Ms. Ross opens midargument…the writing is pithy yet sensitive…In her debut production, Ms. Ross shows a deft balance of generosity and toughness toward her characters, tempering the raw moments with humor.” —NY Times. “…beautifully written, funny, and very entertaining…The neurotic yet sympathetic characters are all believable.” —The New Yorker. “…throbs with the messiness of life. All of the characters, even the minor ones, feel vividly real, while the dialogue is acidly funny…surprisingly cathartic.” —NY Post. “…unstinting, sometimes funny, yet pervasively melancholy…what makes THINNER THAN WATER so compelling is the unflagging accuracy of the many confrontations that make up its story…to her great credit, in the last few minutes Ross first makes you think she is going to reconcile all these lives, cable-drama style, only to throw us a loop. Whether it’s a sunny interval or just a continuation of the downpour of life remains an open question.” —Chicago Tribune.