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Psychological Spring Cleaning
Psychological Spring Cleaning

Sat, Aug 17


High Low

Psychological Spring Cleaning

A family shows up early for an intervention and realizes they don't know who it's for. And that it could be for any of them.

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Aug 17, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

High Low, 3301 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA

About the Event


Genre: Theatre

Intervention Play is a comedy that sneaks up on you, a farce about a dysfunctional family who are masters of avoidance, passivity, and repression. Until one of them forces the rest into a "psychological spring cleaning," an acknowledgement, a reckoning. It’s based off of the feeling of sitting around a table with your family and thinking “we could pick a name out of a hat and have an intervention for just about anyone here.” Synopsis: A middle child sends a text: “my house, 7, intervention.” Her parents and two siblings arrive early, and realize they don’t know who the intervention is for. After walking on eggshells turns into blame shifting and accusation, they realize the intervention could easily be for any one of them. The middle child arrives, and the family decides whoever it’s for, they are going to “intervene” for everyone, one at a time. A "psychological spring cleaning” is long overdue. This comedy is about 80 minutes, 5 characters, simple set, minimal cues. I am a St. Louis based playwright whose work has been produced regionally with consistency for the last five years. But this play represents a leap into new territory for me as an artist. I have never written about my own experiences (the play is loosely inspired by my hilarious, heartfelt and messy Irish Catholic family). This is the play I am afraid to write and share, which is why I want to produce this stage reading with Fringe. It is also a good fit because it is a simple play with minimal tech requirements and a small cast, but it will be a lot of fun. Based on previous attendance of my other work, combined with the built-in audience of Fringe, I feel confident I can get a few hundred people to show up. I am happy to provide some or all of the script, or anything else that will help you all decide if this new play is the right fit for Fringe Fest. Thank you for your time and consideration, and for all you do to enrich the STL art scene.


  • General Admission - STL Fringe

    Tax: +$0.80 Sales Tax+$0.42 service fee



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