April 27, 2009
The Button Factory
Setting: Post-Ceausescu Europe
Two pre-teen refugees find themselves on the streets of Paris, trying to survive on their wits. This disturbingly comic story examines the ravages of war on children.
This is the first time I’ve heard the completely new draft of Little Crickets read by actors. I found the discussion gave me lots of things to think about, but I was in particular interested in the depths the actors found in the role, even on a first read. I am excited and impatient to press on.
— Douglas Campbell, playwright