Ends of the Earth

By Lia Romeo

Part of our Soundings Reading Series

Dennis and Julie are a successful, happily married couple who live with their adorable dog, Frankie, and have never wanted children. But then, suddenly, Dennis does. What will the consequences be for their marriage?… and what does it mean to bring a child into a world where the summers are getting hotter, the winters are getting colder, and coyotes have taken up residence in the backyard? Ends of the Earth explores the anxieties associated with modern life – environmental, social, racial – and asks hard questions about what kind of world – if any – we’re leaving for the next generation.

Lia Romeo earned her B.A. from Princeton University and her M.F.A. from Rutgers. Her plays have been produced or developed at the Kennedy Center, 59E59, Project Y Theatre Company, Abingdon Theatre, the Lark Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, HotCity Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, New Jersey Repertory Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Performance Network Theatre, Stillwater Theatre, Renegade Theatre Experiment, and elsewhere. She has been a finalist for the O’Neill, PlayPENN, WordBRIDGE, the Reva Shiner Comedy Award at Bloomington Playwrights Project, the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, and the Heideman Award.  She was the 2008-2009 National New Play Network Emerging Playwright-in-Residence at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, and was a member of the 2011 New Jersey Emerging Women Playwrights Project. She is also the author of a novel, Dating the Devil (BelleBooks), and a humor book, 11,002 Things to Be Miserable About (Abrams Image), which has sold over 30,000 copies worldwide.