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Evelyn in Purgatory
By Topher Payne


When a complaint is filed against one of the 70,000 teachers in New York’s public schools, they’re sent to a Reassignment Center, one of a series of empty offices in the Department of Education Building. There, they sit and wait for their case to be reviewed. Usually for months. Sometimes for over a year.

A claim of improper behavior by a failing student lands Evelyn Reid in “the rubber room,” where she encounters a group of teachers, some guilty, some not, who have long since lost any hope of returning to a classroom.

Over the course of the school year, these colleagues form an unlikely alliance, reminding each other of forgotten passions, emerging to face life outside in unexpected new directions. They also learn French and workshop a screenplay.

Recommended for  Ages 16+ due to language.

Dates: July 13-29, 2018
Location: Belfry Playhouse
Tickets go on sale: June 3, 2018 (Want tickets early? Become a member today!)



Candace Metzler: Alison Brady
Evelyn Reid: Cat Roche
Lila Watkins: Angela Van Tassel
Toby Fleming: Sean Turner
Fred Disalvo: Rodney Johnson
Roberta Burke: Melissa Maute
Atwood: Lee Jones
Understudy: BJ Barrett



Creative Team

Playwright: Topher Payne
Producer: Andrea Hermitt
Director: Becca Parker*
Assistant Director: D Norris*+
Stage Manager: Liam Davridge+
Assistant Stage Manager:
Set Design: Liam Davridge+
Costume Design:
Lighting Design: Andre Eaton*
Sound Design:
Properties: Matt Maute
Program/Publicity: Meredith Jones/TJ Sanson
House Manager: Bethany Oliver*
Box Office Manager: Becca Parker*

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*Indicates current or previous LAT Pro Company member.

+Indicates member of LAT Intensive Program