[A capital campaign is underway for the new space.]
The script fluctuates between funny and serious, mirroring life as Strafford sees it.
The director is Kristina Valada-Viars, who, like Strafford, is also an actor.
"She's been emerging as a director," he said. "I've been emerging as someone who's been writing plays. It means a lot to me as a male playwright to have a female voice in the room."
Strafford said his play ends up exploring the nature of well-intentioned secrets, and the nature of trauma and how it manifests differently.
"The director said it so well – the play has four funny people in it, but the things that are happening are not funny," Strafford said. "You're laughing … because these are smart, quick people enjoying each other, but what keeps happening are events that turn that humor into something that, as an audience, we become deeply uncomfortable with."