Marie is at the age where everything is equally true, pirates and pixie dust and long division and death. In her Uncle Fletchers Sideshow of Wonders, she discovers a world of mystery and strangeness. But the sideshow and its occupants — including the gorgeous Mermaid, the forbidding Fortune Teller, and the handsome wax figure of John Wilkes Booth — are thrown into chaos at the arrival of the half-man/half-ape Missing Link, as crowds line up around the block to view the foul-smelling evolutionary marvel. And though no one else can see it, Marie discovers a terrible curse at work, and only she can put a stop to the endless chain of misfortunes.

The Missing Link

Winner of the 2014 Charles M. Getchell New Play Award. Winner of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education 2014 Development Award.

Published in Southern Theatre, fall 2014.

  • July 2014, Reading: ATHE Conference, Scottsdale AZ.
  • March 2014, Reading: SETC Convention, Mobile AL.