Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Photo Flash: First Look at Synchronicity Theatre's WAYFINDING

Whitney Rowland's new play, Wayfinding, is a "magical realism melancholic comedy" that uses the concept of "time bending" to shape the characters' journeys to unexpected destinations. Jane (Sarah Wallis) is an emotionally-numbed new widow. Harrison (Ben Thorpe) is Les's (Charlie T. Thomas) inattentive, self-sabotaging fiancé. In seeking escape, these two strangers collide - both literally and figuratively - tangling their lifelines and setting them on a journey involving an intercontinental plane crash, a magical forest, and a choice that leads them both to an unexpected destination. Wayfinding runs through March 29, 2020 at Synchronicity Theatre.

Wayfinding was a semi-finalist for the 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, shortlisted for the 2018 Theatre503 Playwriting Award, a finalist for the 2018 UMass New Play Lab, and a finalist for the 2017 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. Most recently, Wayfinding was selected for the 2019 PlayPenn New Play Development Conference in Philadelphia, where Whitney Rowland was named a Haas Fellow.

Wayfinding is directed by Synchronicity Theatre's Producing Artistic Director Rachel May. The production features Sarah Wallis (The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Synchronicity) as Jane, Ben Thorpe (Big Fish at Theatrical Outfit, Reykjavík and Falsettos at Actor's Express) as Harrison, Diany Rodriguez (from HBO's The Outsider) as Officer/Doctor, Charlie Thomas as Les and Evan Vihlen as Davis/Matthew.

Set design is by Elizabeth Jarrett who is a film, theatre, and installation artist. She designed most of her work using recycled materials to limit industrial waste. Technical Direction is by Lindsay Eisold, Costume Design is by Cole Spivia, Lighting Design is by Elisabeth Cooper, Sound Design is by Dan Bauman, and Properties Design is by Samantha Eubanks.

Show times for Wayfinding are Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 5:00pm. All performances will be at Synchronicity Theatre in Midtown Atlanta's Peachtree Pointe complex.

Single ticket prices range from $25-39, and are available online at synchrotheatre.com. Group tickets are also available. Please contact Sarah Kelley atsarah@synchrotheatre.com for more information.

Photo Credit: Jerry Siegel

Photo Flash: First Look at Synchronicity Theatre's WAYFINDING
(front) Ben Thorpe (Harrison) with (back) Charlie T. Thomas (Les) and Sarah Wallis (Jane)

Photo Flash: First Look at Synchronicity Theatre's WAYFINDING
Charlie T. Thomas (Les) and Sarah Wallis (Jane)

Photo Flash: First Look at Synchronicity Theatre's WAYFINDING
Diany Rodriguez

Photo Flash: First Look at Synchronicity Theatre's WAYFINDING
(laying down) Evan Vihlen (dying man), Diany Rodriguez (Doctor), and Sarah Wallis (Jane)

Photo Flash: First Look at Synchronicity Theatre's WAYFINDING
Charlie T. Thomas (Les) and Ben Thorpe (Harrison)

Photo Flash: First Look at Synchronicity Theatre's WAYFINDING
Ben Thorpe (Harrison) and Evan Vihlen (Davis)

Photo Flash: First Look at Synchronicity Theatre's WAYFINDING
Charlie T. Thomas (Les) and Evan Vihlen (Flight Attendant)

Photo Flash: First Look at Synchronicity Theatre's WAYFINDING
Charlie T. Thomas (Les) and Sarah Wallis (Jane)


Related Articles View More Atlanta Stories   Shows

More Hot Stories For You