The Night the Ocean Met the Bay

by Elisabeth Karlin

It is October, 2012 and Superstorm Sandy is fast approaching a barrier island off the south shore of Long Island. As she bears down, three disaffected sisters and the mother who made them are swept away from the security of a kitchen table and hurled right into one of nature’s knock-outs. Rocking in their lifeboat, they set off on a watery voyage into the night. Cold, wet, hungry, and lost, it isn’t long before rivalries, resentments, and rancor surface and that’s when things getturbulent. This is a tale of survival.

  • Cast Size: 4W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Elisabeth Karlin’s plays include The Night the Ocean Met the Bay (Jerry Kaufman Award, Citation for Excellence; Semi-Finalist, 2021 Bay Area Playwrights Festival); The Showman and the Spirit (Winner of the 2017 Stanley Drama Award; Finalist, Ashland New Play Festival 2015; Semi-Finalist, the 2014 O’Neill Playwrights Conference; Semi- Finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival; Staged reading HRC Showcase Theatre.) Hotbed (Epic Play Readings, Project Y Theatre; Reading, Jersey City Theatre Center) Bodega Bay (Produced by The Abingdon Theatre Company; Winner of the 2013 Jerry Kaufman Award in Playwriting; THE BEST MEN’S STAGE MONOLOGUES 2014 and THE BEST WOMEN’S STAGE MONOLOGUES 2014, Smith and Kraus); Wild Men of the Woods (The Lark, Playwrights Week; Semi-Finalist, Premiere Stages Play Festival; Winner of the 2008 Jerry Kaufman Award); A Mother’s Prayer (Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken); The Mooncalf (Produced by The Abingdon Theatre Company, represented in THE BEST STAGE SCENES 2001, Smith and Kraus); Lucy’s Last Date (Produced at The Third Street Theatre, Los Angeles, named a Dramalogue Critic’s Choice.) She has been a member of The Project Y Playwrights Group, The Abingdon Theatre Playwrights, American Renaissance Theater, and is a member of The Dramatists Guild.

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