Signs

2 W, 2 M

Sign o’ the Times is a nothing-fancy sign shop, run by all-business Rachel with the help of Jean-Marie, a young woman with a strange gift for wordplay, and Troy, an enthusiastic hanger-on with a passion for feeding people. In comes Aaron, a young man who “sees things” and has come searching for a sign at—where else? —a sign shop. Rachel has little patience for visions, but as Troy is fascinated and Jean-Marie seems to warm to the newcomer’s attentions, Rachel is finally persuaded to let Aaron stay and help out at the shop. Their intimate world is nearly shattered when Aaron foresees—or fails to foresee—a devastating explosion. Now each of them has to find the signs that point to home.

Workshopped at The Theatre Cooperative in 2001