A Pittsburgh Theater Regional Premiere
Written by: Andrea Lepcio
Directed by: Robyne Parrish
Starring: Theo Allyn*, Karen Baum*, Daina Michelle Griffith*,
Finalist Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award
Finalist for the NEA Outstanding New American Play Award.
There once were two children who could see the bright side of any situation. One day, they are put in a room filled with manure. Hours later they are discovered laughing, scooping up the manure, digging underneath. “What on earth are you doing?” the children are asked. With beaming smiles they answer, “All this poop, there has to be a pony in here somewhere.”
Eloisa is finally ready to leave a lifeless career in finance to pursue a childhood dream when her sister Lauren is diagnosed with breast cancer. Lauren’s perfect life and Eloisa’s second chance collide as the sisters join forces to cure all that ails them. As funny as it is heart-breaking, Looking for the Pony is a fast-paced journey through the places cancer takes us, dedicated to the fierce love of two sisters.
“The charm, grace, and ingenuity of Looking for the Pony bubbles up as it explores cancer through the intimate bonds of sisterhood… wry, witty, and warm…” – CurtainUp
“…gorgeous, wise, and moving…” – nytheatre.com