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On Every Link a Heart Does Dangle; or Owed

On Every Link a Heart Does Dangle; or Owed

By Tim J. Lord

Directed by Meredith McDonough

Featuring Rin Allen, Chloe Bell, Stephanie Berry, Kimberly Chatterjee, Vichet Chum, Madison Ferris, Andy Lucien, Christina Pumariega, and Jasmin Walker

The Lark is thrilled to announce its BareBones® program will return this season with a workshop production of On Every Link a Heart Does Dangle; or Owed.

The town of Thebes was once the jewel of Southern Illinois, but the river has turned poisonous, the crops are failing, and pregnant women and their unborn babies are dying mysterious deaths, all while the town's leader has locked himself away, leaving the residents to cast about for answers. Suspicion falls on Mellie, a young woman born with a serious disability. Despised from birth by the gods and barely tolerated by the rest of town, it falls on her and the other women of Thebes to wrest power from the man who has led them to catastrophe in this radical reimagining of the Oedipus myth.

BareBones® are public presentation of plays-in-progress that are in the later stages of development. They are The Lark’s most intensive development workshops, with plays receiving three weeks of rehearsal and up to eight public performances.

On Every Link a Heart Does Dangle; or Owed is a theatrical event expected to run approximately three and half hours with two 10-minute intermissions, and is a work-in-progress, subject to change throughout the run in order to support the play's development. Snacks and beverages provided!

The Lark is ADA accessible. For specific questions or requests regarding accessibility, please contact Megan McClain at (212) 246-2676, or

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