deer and the lovers

by Emily Zemba
directed by Jesse Roth

From the Yale School of Drama 2015 Carlotta Festival production of Deer and the Lovers

From the Yale School of Drama 2015 Carlotta Festival production of Deer and the Lovers

Qiana and Peter take a romantic weekend getaway to New Hampshire only to find that a deer has crashed through the window and died. Things really go off the rails when Peter’s brash sister, Marnie, and her daft husband, Felix, show up unannounced. The dead deer, a mysterious animal control officer, and nightfall in the forest expose the harsh truths of each lover's life. 

DEER AND THE LOVERS is a bold new farce about being lost in love, lost in the woods, and forging a new path when life veers off track.

 

FFT is thrilled to give Deer and the Lovers its first professional production. We love this script and are so excited to tackle the challenges it presents. 

What are these challenges? 

Well, our play opens with a dead, bleeding, life-sized deer on stage, half in and half out of a broken window. 

Needless to say, this is going to raise our scenic and props allocations well above a standard FFT production budget. 

We have some phenomenally talented and creative designers on board to tackle these challenges with us. And we'd like to raise our designer stipends to pay these artists accordingly for the tremendous work they will do on this show. 

All told, Deer and the Lovers will cost $4,500 more than any past FFT production. FFT has covered $1,500 of this already. We need your help to raise the remaining $3,000.

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