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Performance Works NW, July 28-30, 2016


Written and directed by Jake Gonnella

EUGENE is an experimental short play about the absurdities of everyday life. It follows a young man, Eugene, as he navigates through college, relationships, and work. Plot is abstracted in EUGENE, as interwoven concepts and ideas appear and reappear, dealing with nostalgia, love, and human connection. Eugene, at college, finds himself distracted, constantly thinking of the past. Even when he meets someone who changes his life, he still cannot shake the thoughts in his head that draw him back. Driven by these thoughts, Eugene ends up with a desk job, his only solace the distant sound of dripping water.

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