by Karly Maurer

directed by Kimberlea Kressal

Benjamin Spradley, Mika Porro, and Dechelle Damien 

Rooftops comments on the economic divide present in American society and magnifies it to drastic proportions. Written by Wreckio co-Artistic Director Karly Maurer , the play begins as the protagonist, Crane, is ripped from her world of comfort and convenience and is catapulted on to “the Tops”. She is introduced to a world of women living and working in a futuristic “debtors prison”, who through constant sedation, unlivable conditions, and government experimentation are quickly deteriorating both mentally and physically. As she learns the rituals and rules of her new home, including a regimented diet of fast food chicken and an expectation to breed with the rooftop's male watchdog, Crane's hope of ever returning to her old life seems impossible. When an Arab-American man, who is demonized by the media as a terrorist, offers Crane a chance to end the suffering of the rooftop dwellers, but possibly sacrifice herself in the process, Crane is forced to question the worth of one human life versus the freedom of thousands.


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Theatre/Venue Milagro Theatre -- CSV Cultural Center 

107 Suffolk Street  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 917-626-1369 
Website for reservations  
Running time 2hr. 0min. 


Producing Organization: Wreckio Ensemble  
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