College of Arts and Humanities


June 13 - June 23
Theatre, Main Stage(107)

Cost: $20 standard, $10 UCF ID

Please join us for a post-show reception with the cast and crew following the opening night performance on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

This production returns August 29 – September 1, 2019.

By Emily Dendinger
Directed by Cynthia White

“God punishes the wicked and rewards the good. #repentorperish”

Having attended her first picket at five years old, Laurel is proud of the good work she has done in the name of the Lord. While being groomed to be the next leader of her radical church (a fictional church similar to Westboro Baptist), Laurel takes to Twitter to spread the Word. When her tweets are responded to by an agnostic college student, a rabbi and a few Twitter trolls, Laurel struggles to determine the true meaning of her faith and define her relationship with God.

Join us for a talkback with playwright Emily Dendinger on Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14 immediately after the performance.

On Thursday, August 29, we will be joined by WMFE's very own Three Wise Guys for a post-show talkback about the play, religion and social media.

Emily Dendinger is a Brooklyn-based writer. Her plays include No Home for Bees (2017 Source Festival Finalist), Little House in the Big City (2017 NNPN Showcase Finalist), Pocketful of Sand (2016 Activate Midwest New Play Festival Winner and 2015 Alliance/Kendeda finalist). She is a two-time winner of Theater Masters and has been a finalist for the City Theatre National Award, Emerald Prize and Heideman Award. Emily has worked around the country with companies including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Route 66, The Lark, Sideshow Theatre, The Alliance, NNPN, Available Light, Curious Theatre Company, NJ Rep and TimeLine Theatre. Her work has been developed at The Perry Mansfield Festival of New Work, Tofte Lake Residency and Durango New PlayFest. Emily was the 2015-2016 NNPN Playwright-in-Residence with Curious Theatre Company and is an alumni member of TimeLine’s Writers Collective. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Playwright’s Workshop.


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