|Picture: Susanna Apgar (Masha Kvichak) and Hannah V. Hastings (Christopher).|
Photography by Jessica Sabogal
The tale about a high school boy who is discovered dead in a local lake is set in 1963, just after the Cuban Missile Crisis, and at the onset of the Civil Rights and Women's movements. "The mood of that year fit the mood of the play," Harned said. "The rapidly mounting tensions in American society were right there on the surface, but they hadn't yet boiled over into conflict. ... That social backdrop provides the play with a certain thematic weight it wouldn't have had in any other year."