Monday evening November 6, 7pm
by Scott Sickles
directed by Janet Bentley
produced by Ariel Estrada and Leviathan Lab
Teddy Passanante and Anzor Khasanov are eleven-year-old pen pals. Teddy is an unathletic, half-Korean nerd living in a liberal U.S. made up of what used to be Blue States. Anzor is the child of Muslim refugees trapped in a militant right-wing Christian theocracy that used to be the Red States. The boys know their correspondence is mandated and monitored by Anzor’s government.
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MARIANAS TRENCH is the first installment of a love story between two men from when they're 11-year-old pen pals until the end of the world nearly 50 years later.
Leviathan Lab is a creative studio for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander theatre. MARIANAS TRENCH is the first piece in a new speculative fiction trilogy by WGA award-winning and Emmy-nominated writer and TRU board member Scott C. Sickles. All proceeds will benefit Leviathan Lab’s showcase production of MARIANAS TRENCH in Late Spring 2024. The reading will be followed by a reception.
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