Bigger Than You, Bigger Than Me is an intimate psychological drama exploring our fears and anxieties in the era of terrorism and extremist violence.
Beth, a public school teacher living in Washington DC, wants to connect with her troubled students and make a difference in their lives. She strikes up an intimate friendship with Adele, a new teacher at school. Adele reveals to Beth an alarming premonition that leaves Beth shaken. Beth’s boyfriend Tucker, who works at Homeland Security, dismisses Adele as delusional. The tension builds as Beth questions her friend’s motives and mental stability. The play catapults to its chilling conclusion where everyday life is irreversibly altered.
“If there is a post-9/11 theater in America…it just got bigger than before….Coughlin asks us to ask: Which is crazier, to foresee lurking and imminent danger or to be blinkered and inured to danger altogether? In so doing Coughlin puts her finger on our very pulse and diagnoses the collective psychosis with which we all now must cope.” – John Stoltenberg, DC Metro Theater Arts
Ryan Kim, Kelly McCready, Celia Pilkington
Author: Kathryn Coughlin
Director: Adam Thorburn
Producer: Studio 28 Productions
Set Designer: You-Shin Chen
Sound Designer: Andy Evan Cohen
Lighting Designer: Gilbert "Lucky" Pearto
Stage Manager: Kristine Schlachter
Company Manager: Madeleine Boudreaux