FULL LENGTH PLAY
PAGES - 106
ENSEMBLE CAST - 5 Female Roles and 1 Male Role
SYNOPSIS - INLAND EMPRESS is a full-length play set in California’s High Desert or Inland Empire that deals with many contemporary themes and issues.
Louise is a career criminal who finishes her seven year stretch in Chowchilla Women’s Prison and comes home to find that her position as head of the family and the family business has been filled by her niece.
The family believes that Louise has come back to take her place, but Louise reveals to them that in prison she had a spiritual enlightenment and her life has changed. Louise explains that she has converted to the Muslim religion and at the same time reveals the answers to many, deep, family secrets.
Louise tries to make amends and help the girls through their personal problems, but must confront the eldest girl, Sierra, who believes that Louise is trying to dethrone Sierra and take away the power that she has held over the last seven years.
HISTORY - INLAND EMPRESS was developed in the Workshop of the Fierce Backbone Theatre Company, Hollywood, CA.
"...A larger than life narrative based upon real events, persons and personal relationships...INCREDIBLE!" ~Gia On The Move
"The good, the bad, the facts of life are all wrapped up in this STUNNING strong female cast and well written story." ~Discover Hollywood
"...A POWERFUL story of female relationships with crime-drama window dressing...pulls no punches..." ~ LA Weekly
"...EXCELLENT pacing and a lively look at dysfunction-junction...We may not like this family and their evil business, but you have to admire the artistry that went into portraying it." ~ Edge Media
"...A DRAMATIC vehicle for five strong female performers." ~ Stage Raw