When 30-something Jorah lands back in her hometown of Omaha, it s raining outside. Her hoarder mother has redecorated her childhood bedroom like it s 1998, she s avoiding her best friends calls, and living with a secret. Driven by the need to reconcile her past life with her current one, Jorah reconnects with her friends from childhood. Shepherd, a movie ticketer turned felon and Stassi, a frenemy with ulterior motives and a smile. Through their interactions Jorah learns some things never change and others are irrevocably torn. Sometimes the only thing friends have in common is shared history. Packed with wild prose, stunning visuals, and surprising twists, Childhood Friends is an incredible look into the power of friendships, the call of humility, and how the journey of life always leads back home.
Beaufield Berry-Fisher is a playwright, blogger, journalist, novelist and theater enthusiast. Inspired by empathy, true stories, history, burlesque and rebellion Beaufield’s work strives to connect on a human level and always questions the status quo. Her work has been produced across the country and she’s a veteran of the Philadelphia Spark Fest, Great Plains Theater Conference, KC New Works festival and the William Inge Festival. Beaufield was a recipient of the 2017 IAF from the Nebraska Arts Council. Beau often writes for American Theater Magazine, collecting stories across the Midwest’s growing theater scene and her debut novel, Childhood Friends, was published in January with ABO.
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