The Viking Suicides

July 8 @ 7p


By George Sapio
directed by James Knight

Location: Raue Center Cafe

A Viking-themed teenage group suicide attempt sparks off a series of events leading to the formation of a women’s refuge society with dubious goals. Society observes and reacts, not always intelligently, and a well-meaning yet eminently clueless father must find a way to get back to his now-famous daughter by whatever means possible.

George Sapio‘s play Oatmeal and a Cigarette was awarded Critics’ Pick at the 2008 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, and published by Broadway Play Publishing. An earlier work, Ghosts, won the 2001 Mildred and Albert Panowski Award. He is the founder and artistic director of the annual Ithaca Fringe Festival. He also produces and hosts Onstage/Offstage, a podcast now in its sixth year of production featuring interviews with theatre professionals of all walks and live readings of hot-off-the-printer plays. His book, Workshopping the New Play, a Guide for Playwrights, Directors, and Dramaturgs, a how-to book for playwrights and directors, is published by Applause Books. He received his M.F.A. in creative writing/playwriting from Goddard College. He is also a photojournalist who has published a book, Collateral Damage, which features his pictures from two trips to Iraq in 2003.