photo: Helen Murray
Amber is juggling two nearly full-time jobs and three kids. Her on-again, off-again husband Chris is eternally optimistic and charming as hell, but rarely employed. The house is falling apart and Amber has an eight-yearold’s birthday party to plan.
As Amber struggles to keep things from boiling over, she is forced to confront reality – she is a stranger to the person she once was and the person she thought she might be.
Emily Schwend won the Yale Drama Prize 2016 for Utility with judge, playwright Nicholas Wright saying “Utility is a remarkable play: beautifully written and effortlessly powerful”.
'This is Sutton’s moment and he makes of it with Allison’s intense silence something unforgettable.'
'there are still some genuinely moving scenes, particularly when Amber talks about the past with her husband’s brother Jim (Matt Sutton).'