We welcome German writer Maria Milisavljevic for her U.S. debut with ABYSS. Maria Mileaf, who led our productions of MONSIUER IBRAHIM AND THE FLOWERS OF THE KORAN (2003) and SAKHARAM BINDER (2004), directs this tense and haunting play.

Karla disappears after going out to buy groceries. The police aren’t inclined to take the case seriously – young people go missing every day, only to turn up again after a week of hard partying – so her friends undertake the search themselves. As they delve into the mystery, we’re drawn ever more deeply into the profound bond they share, which sets them apart from the city around them.

Reviews of Abyss

“An emotionally powerful thriller that rustles and whispers about loss.”
Der Spiegel

“…what moves underneath Abyss is an exploration of what we’re capable of amidst tragedy and who we become in its aftermath; this is a beautiful and challenging work.”
New York Theatre Review

“…a consideration of some very topical questions of European national identities in a time of permeable and shifting borders.”
The New York Times

Photos by Carol Rosegg

U.S. Premiere
NOV 07 – DEC 06, 2015

Written by: Maria Milisavljevic
Directed by: Maria Mileaf

Nicole Balsam
Flora Diaz
Carter Hudson

Set Design:
Neil Patel
Costume Design:
Katherine Roth
Lighting Design:
Matthew Richards
Original Music and Sound:
Bart Fasbender
Linda Bartholomai
Production Stage Manager:
Marjorie Ann Wood


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