By John J King • Directed by Elena Heyman

Damon bought a house, and Martha is moving in with him. But she has trouble finding a room of her own in the new place. Meanwhile the house has spiders, raccoons, sad paint, and a neighbor who seems a bit too excited that a mixed-race couple has moved in. Turns out this may not be the best place for Martha to fight off her past demons. And speaking of demons: what is that coming out of the trunk in the attic?

John J King is part Texan and part Tyrannosaur and lives in Boston where he makes plays. He has a BA in theatre and English from SUNY Boondocks and an accent from his mama. His plays include From Denmark with Love (IRNE Award nomination for Best New Play), Bear Patrol, and an adapted libretto for the German gothic opera Der Vampyr. His work has been produced in Boston by Vaquero Playground, OperaHub, SpeakEasy Stage Company, and Company One Theatre. He is a proud member of the 2014 – 2016 cohort of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows.

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