By Tracy Letts
This astonishing play was a 2022 Pulitzer Prize nominee for Drama and a Tony nominee for Best Play. It’s a comedy but also a stupefying mystery with one of the most shocking endings of all time. Is there anything more American than a small-town city council meeting? The primary debate tonight is over plans for the annual harvest festival. But the newly-elected Mr. Peel arrives at this one confused. He missed last week’s meeting and has questions. Where is fellow counselor, Mr. Carp? And why can’t the minutes from the previous meeting be distributed? No one is talking, but SOMETHING happened last week. What? The small town of Big Cherry is keeping a secret. A big one. Maybe every town’s secret.