“So much more can happen in eight minutes and twenty seconds than you initially expect.”

Written by Christopher vanDer Ark

Directed by Ignacio García-Bustelo


  • Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 5:00pm

Language: English

Location: IATI Theater (64 E. 4th St. NYC 10003)

Website: Facebook Event


When the Sun shut off, leaving the Earth approximately eight minutes and twenty seconds left of light (and life), those final minutes seemed like the perfect opportunity for Brielle’s family to get things off their chest. On top of Brielle’s husband announcing his affair with her half-brother, her Vicodin-Addicted mother insists on making family dinner for one last shot at normalcy.  However, life on Earth doesn’t end as quickly as they thought. Secrets must be dealt with and changes adapted to– while minute by minute they slowly freeze over.

About the Playwright

Christopher is a playwright and director working in the Chicago area. Some recent writing credits include A Kindergarten Graduation/Wedding Reception (Dandelion Theater), The Other Side of Christmas (Three Cat Productions), [exit Mrs Behn] or, The Leo Play (Lake Effect Fringe Festival), and The Fag, The Hag, and Their Escapades; or, The Aquarius Play (Finalist, Paul Stephen Lim Midwest Playwriting Award).


David Riley 
Peter Waluk 
Tanis Parenteau 
Adela Bolet 


This Reading is free of charge–your kind donation is accepted.  The first glass of that red elixir of life–wine–is on us.  All proceeds ensure that we continue to support the genesis of theater: the playwright!
Seating is limited–RSVP by clicking link below.