How The World Began

Character: Susan Pierce
Directed by: Daniella Topol
Written by: Catherine Trieschmann
Venue: South Coast Repertory
Production dates: September 25 - October 16, 2011

They have strong beliefs in Plainview, Kansas. And high school biology teacher Susan Pierce knows the score. A transplant from Manhattan, she arrived here with a desire to start a new life and a willingness to help out in the aftermath of a devastating tornado. Susan tries to tread carefully, but sometimes things fall out of her mouth willy nilly, like that offhand comment in her biology class about the origins of life. Folks in Plainview get up in arms about that kind of thing.