50 words: SCARCITY by Lucy Thurber at Cherry Lane Theatre

1992. The beginning. Rachel, the girl who will reemerge in variations throughout the Hill Town Plays, is about 11 and along with brother Billy lost in a violent, alcoholic home in Western Mass. An effective and frightening portrayal of what early imprints on kids can do. Raw, rocking soundtrack. Bleak.

Thru Sep 28 at Cherry Lane Theatre as part of The Hill Town Plays, the inaugural version of Theater Village, an annual festival produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater