IN THE CANYON

World Premiere

Jackalope Theatre Company, 2018

Chicago, IL

Directed by Elly Green

Written by Calamity West

Further Development

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown, MA

August 2019

Sanguine Theatre

New York, New York

April 2018

IN THE CANYON is a new American saga by Calamity West spanning from 2007 to 2067. In an exploration of the present attack on Roe v. Wade, this world premiere chronicles a story of survival, and imagines the decline of a broken society. When the sun begins to set on a shattered world, the canyon rocks and walls come alive and a story of resistance is birthed.

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REVIEWS

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IN THE CANYON

"...a rush of an Orwellian dystopian drama."


"[West's] themes include the creep of fascism, the demonizing of the opposition and, ultimately, the creation of an alternate reality, all of us having been slowly Keyser Soze’d..."

"...an essential Chicago-style voice."

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"Playwright Calamity West...has emerged as a leading aesthetic innovator of storefront realism as well as a tough-as-nails moralist....West's ominous new drama...is the center of something extraordinary."

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"In The Canyon is iconic."


"With so many options, so much talent blossoming in every direction, the idea of choosing one not-to-miss show seems foolhardy. Call me a fool: In the Canyon is it."

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