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Written by Ran Xia

Inspired by beautiful words of various roots without English equivalents. 

Icarus, an etymologist with final stage glioblastoma, decides to pursue medically assisted suicide. Esme, a French expat on an expiring visa go with him on a road trip in those final days. 

This is a story about love, loss, memories, and a journey on borrowed time. 

Production History: 

Nov 30 2015 Workshop staged reading at Dixon Place

Director: Florence LeBas

Esme: Julia Bray

Icarus: Adrian Burke

March 2016, Midtown International Theatre Festival production at Jewel Box theatre of the Workshop Theatre Company.

Director: Florence LeBas

Esme: Charlotte Arnoux

Icarus: Adrian Burke

May 2016, Radioactive Theatre Festival celebrating female playwrights

Director: Florence LeBas

Esme: Charlotte Arnoux

Icarus: Adrian Burke

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Performance on 5/28/2016 2:00 pm EST

4th Street Theatre at NYTW

video Credit: Katherine Paige

with Adrian Burke as Icarus and Charlotte Arnoux as Esme

       
     
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Performance on 3/26 at Workshop Theatre during Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016 Spring
Written by Ran Xia
Directed by Florence Le Bas
Charlotte Arnoux as Esme
Adrian Burke as Icarus