Winner 2020 Henry Award Winner - Outstanding New Play or Musical
THE STORY: One apartment. Two different eras. Each creating unlikely friendships. In 2015, reluctant coworkers Hal and Cassie are investigating a sad hoarder mess, sifting through the belongings of an elderly and mysterious “Jane Doe.” In 1955, two strangers from different worlds, Esther and Lynley, spark an uneasy friendship, exploring their blossoming connection against all odds. Developed through the Ashland New Play Festival and the Headwaters New Play Festival, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS digs deep into truths long buried under decades of emotional detritus. How much do we bury in a place, and within ourselves?
“An emotional conclusion filled with sacrifice, loss, and poetry.” –Alamosa News.