ISBN-13: 9780881455007 / Angielski / Miękka / 2011 / 76 str.
Joan moves from the city to the country with her air traffic controller husband and their twelve-year-old daughter in search of peace and safety. Instead the move creates a growing sense of anxiety in Joan. When young girls begin to disappear, her anxieties are confirmed and the growing tension begins to tear apart the family. Interweaving fairytales with Joan's memories of her own sexual coming of age, DARK PART OF THE FOREST follows Joan back through her fears until she can emerge transformed. "Tammy Ryan should have called her new play 'The Dark Part of the Marriage' instead of the DARK PART OF THE FOREST ... in the play's potent debut ... Joan and Bill's faltering marriage is the main event. What's also intriguing about DARK PART OF THE FOREST is the abundance of fairy tale imagery ... Ryan has written no fairy tale, though. She can be grimmer than the Grimm brothers - but just as enigmatically entertaining." -Peter Filichia, The Star-Ledger "Hauntingly poetic language." -Anna Rosenstein, In Pittsburgh ..". compact, poetic, turbulent writing ... a vivid appreciation of how dark the forest that surrounds us can be ... a topic this is both timely and eternal ..." -Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "There are few contemporary plays ... that leave audiences frozen in their seats ... the writing is eerily real ..." -Keren Schultz, The Westfield Leader