November 7, 2016
The Great Barrier by Mat Smart
Henry and Hal are on a father and son trip to Australia, but they find that the Great Barrier Reef is not the only barrier between them as they vie for the attention of their mysterious guide and face the chasm in their relationship.
Meet The Playwright
Mat Smart won the 2015 Equity Jeff Award for Best New Work in Chicago for The Royal Society of Antarctica (Gift Theatre). Other plays include: Naperville (Slant Theatre Project, Theater Wit), Tinker to Evers to Chance (Geva, Merrimack Rep), Samuel J. and K. (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Steppenwolf), The Hopper Collection (Magic Theatre, Huntington) and The 13th of Paris (City Theatre, Seattle Public Theatre). An avid baseball fan and traveler, Smart has been to all 30 of the current MLB stadiums, all 50 states and all of the continents. Originally from Naperville, Illinois, he now lives in Manhattan. MFA: UCSD.