The Catastrophic Theatre presents Evening at the Talk House
In an imagined near future, the creative team behind a critically lauded but ultimately unsuccessful play called Midnight in a Clearing With Moon and Stars have gathered at their old haunt, The Talk House. It’s the 10-year anniversary of what turned out to be one of the last plays ever performed. Some of them now make a lot of money in television, while those less successful in the entertainment business have had to take on more unsettling forms of employment to get by.
Over the course of a night spent snacking, drinking, and reminiscing in this old wood-paneled club gone to seed, the characters begin revealing disturbing secrets about what their lives have become. The unnamed country they live in is ruled by a charming but frightening autocrat, and many people are finding themselves increasingly complicit and morally compromised in surprising and ominous ways.