Profanity by Sylvan Oswald
“This is the genetic material. The illiteracy. The rejection. The tooth decay. The suspicion. The isolation, the restriction, the ostracizing, the presumption of guilt, the feeling. The fire. The new world, the abandonment, the birthing, the working, the raping, the learning to read, the walking to school, the assassinating, the fantasizing, the assimilating.”
A World Premiere directed by Katherine Owens
September 12 – October 12, 2013 at Undermain Theatre
Profanity is a play about brothers in 1950s Philadelphia who have big dreams for the family real estate business. Struggling against their own disagreements and rival companies, they want to build something that will last. However, when they hire a new secretary, she and her daughter Esther stumble upon long hidden secrets in musty files behind closed doors. This world premiere dark comedy explores a family foundation sinking into decay and the corrupted ties that bind communities.