In the Canyon

By Daniel Hurewitz

Synopsis: Lena and her father, Alan, arrive at her grandmother Pat’s Brentwood hills home for dinner just as a fire breaks out at the bottom of the hill. As the fire grows, blocking Lena’s mom from joining them, tensions seethe between them about Pat’s apparent disdain for Alan and Lena’s impatience with her grandmother. By the time they learn that evacuation orders were issued, it becomes apparent that they won’t all be able to escape the inferno.

Director: Daena Schweiger

Dramaturg: Miriam Weiner

Respondents: Bryan Moore, Don Nguyen


Pat – Ruth Rath
Lena – Olivia Wells
Alan – Xavier Carr
Stage Directions – Debbie Krambeck