Failure: A Love Story


October 28 & 29 at 6 p.m.

Middle School Fall Play 21-22


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More about Failure: A Love Story
Playwright: Jonathan Dawkins

By the end of 1928, all three Fail sisters will be dead:  Expiring in reverse order—youngest to oldest—from a blunt object to the head, disappearance, and finally, consumption. A whimsical chorus, ticking clocks, and talking pets follow the story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop near the Chicago River before their time unexpectedly runs out. Failure: A Love Story is a moving, funny, and profoundly wise play that reminds us that only love remains in the end.

About the playwright
Philip Dawkins‘ work includes the world premiere of Miss Marx: Or the Involuntary Side Effect of Living (Strawdog Theatre), which won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work, as well as recent critically acclaimed plays The Homosexuals and Failure: A Love Story, which both also received Joseph Jefferson Nominations for Best New Work after their world premieres. Dawkins teaches playwriting at Northwestern University, his alma mater Loyola University Chicago, and through the Victory Gardens ACCESS Project for writers with disabilities.