Absent by Katie Williams
Drama—Brought pack memories of being on the stage crew my senior year in high school. Kinda bummed that the musical (Moon Over Mississippi) in the story isn't real. Not too many (read none) Civil War plays these days. And with a cannon! Some controversy over a gay character or two, but seriously, it is musical theater—as Nathan Lane once said, "You do the math." Will be looking for her first one (Smile) and her latest one (Sisters).
Absent—Perhaps a tad too dark and poignant given personal family history, but intriguing enough to seek out her first effort (The Space Between Trees) as well.