‘box.’ is an original play by Dennis Elkins, and is featured as part of the 2018 Thingamajig Playwrights Festival with a Festival Pass or as an individual show.

‘box.’ is an autobiographical journey of cleaning house after loved ones die and when those of us who are left must choose what to keep and what to shred. The easy solution is to dump the stuff in a box and deal with it later—but, when “later” comes, we still agonize with the left-overs in a comical way.

This 70 minute one-man play, performed without intermission, demands ransoming our lives from the boxes tucked away under the bed, back of the closet, down in the basement and up in the attic. Giving voice to the sometimes prickly, yet pleasurable, process of packing and unpacking our prized possessions.

Praise for ‘box.’

“The best theatre piece I’ve seen in a long time. Carefully crafted and imaginative, powerfully performed and deeply touching. You can’t help but feel your own story through Dennis’…”

Beth Gudenrath
Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®

“A beautifully crafted piece about holding onto the things in life that we somehow need to let go of, but simply can’t. Poignant, funny and equally moving.”

Jedd Owen-Ellis Clark
Voice and Singing Teacher
Guildford School of Acting

“A profoundly moving and passionate performance, delivered with awe-inspiring skill. I laughed and cried in equal measure.”

Cathryn Robson
Senior Lecturer
University of Westminster

“Deeply human, generous, wildly creative. A trailblazing ride of strength from the unique and masterful perspective of…a ‘box’.”

Rachel Hirshorn-Johnston
Assistant Professor, Voice & Speech
Texas Tech University

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