The Supine Cobbler

November 1, 2020
The Supine Cobbler

A contemporary clinical abortion in the spirit of aWestern.The Doctor introduces the gang: The Supine Cobbler (wanted), herestranged sister (dead by hanging), her former best friend(missing, presumed dead) and her apprentice (a turncoat). Togetherthey negotiate integrity in a lawless world.The Supine Cobbler is an unsentimental legend and atrue story. It is a hero myth for girls.Praise for the productions of The Supine Cobbler:'The show is like nothing you've ever seen before.'– Theatre Reader'Jill Connell ... is consistently one of the most innovativeplaywrights in the country.'– Vue Weekly'The Supine Cobbler is brilliant, subversive and deeplyhilarious. The play is about an abortion – but also: waiting,haunting, cheating, hurting, daring and the private cultivation ofone's humanity. It is singular and surprising and epic and lean asBowie. You cannot help but talk about this play. It is the work ofa lover and a rebel. To miss it, would be to miss a master in herearly bloom.'– Claudia Dey, author of Trout Stanley andStunt'I love this absolutely idiosyncratic play. It's very funny,moving and sharp, and the only work of art about abortion I canthink of that doesn't sentimentalize or simplify the experience,but gets the strangeness and banality of it exactly right.'– Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?