The Earth is Flat explores the universal awkwardness of the American college experience.
"Almond is a writer of wit and courage -- tackling the issues of theology, coming-of-age, and of course the "earth is flat" movement." The Earth is Flat creates a space that blends the mundane and exciting life of college with the mystical. It slips between the life of the moment and whatever comes after. It's clear, funny, and naturalistic. It doesn't romanticize the college dorm life, or gloss over the struggles of middle class family life; the bonds are intense and come through with all the emotional twisty encounters of disappointment, discovery and love."League of Cincinnati Theatre Reviews
"Almond has found a nice balance between humor, tragedy, and symbolism in the way he has crafted this play, a coming-of-age story with deep insight."Kirk Sheppard, The Sappy Critic
Earth is Flat, The Script
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A coming-of-age story set in Calhoun Hall, The Earth is Flat follows purple-haired Ethan as he takes his first tentative steps towards self-knowledge. Day one he meets his roommate, Derek, who's popular, social, and seems to have it all together. Day two, Ethan's brother dies in an accident, sending Ethan back home to deal with his ambitious sister and his pill-addicted mother. While there, Derek and Ethan write letters in which Derek reveals he's become obsessed with conspiracy theories about the earth being flat. When Ethan returns to college, he and Derek share a kiss, but Derek isn't gay, and Ethan's embarrassment propels him further toward the theories.