Written By Ali MacLean
Directed By Ryan McRee
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Murph and Scanlan join love birds Lugo and Teenie for a debaucherous party deep in the Massachusetts woods. At first, they miss the underlying tension between the couple but then realize that the night is about to take a deadly turn… THE POINT is a dark and comedic thriller based on a true story – a murder in the woods amongst ‘friends’. Set behind the “Tofu Curtain”, an invisible county line that divides the quaint college town of Northampton from the run-down factory town of Holyoke, Massachusetts, THE POINT examines the rise of economic inequity and corresponding violence and opioid epidemic in Small Town America. While Northampton boasts Smith College, neighboring Holyoke is infamous for having one of the largest heroin and Fentanyl trades in the New England area.

Ali MacLean is a TV writer/playwright/actor and mental health advocate, originally from Boston. She also was a popular radio personality on Indie 103.1FM. Her plays won John Gassner, Julie Harris, and SheNYCArts Best Play, and finaled at O’Neill, Ojai, Women’s Playwriting UK, Moxie, Pegasus, KitchenDog, New American Voices, Orchard Project, Garry Marshall New Works, Pipeline, Pegasus, and Parity. Her acting won nominations from Method Fest, BroadwayWorld, and the Monologue Fest at London’s Arcola Theatre, UK. She’s currently developing a musical with Hold Steady singer Craig Finn and Tony-winner Adam Cohen. Ali is a Coverfly-Endorsed Writer, Women In Film Mentee, and Fellow at Writers For Writers, Stowe StoryLab, RespectAbility, and the 1in4 Writer’s Coalit

Ryan McRee is a director, writer and dramaturg based in Los Angeles. Ryan has previously directed Shem Bittern’s MISTER CHARLIE SENT ME and Dave Tolchinsky’s WHERE’S THE REST OF ME? for the Summer Playwrights Festival. At the Road he has also directed numerous readings for the WORD and assisted Cameron Watson on STUPID KID. Other Directing Credits: THE WOMAN IS PERFECTED (Hollywood Fringe Festival), GILBERTO (New Opera Works), ROYALTON AND 5TH (Skylight Fresh Brews), EQUUS, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION (Aeneid Theatre Company). Dramaturgy Credits: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE (Pacific Resident Theatre), EVERYBODY, THE ZIP CODE PLAYS, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, EIGHT NIGHTS, THE ABUELAS, THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, and THE LITTLE FOXES (Antaeus Theatre). Ryan has a BA in Theatre and Narrative Studies from USC and is pursuing an MFA in Performance Pedagogy from Loyola Marymount University.


LUGO – Michael King
TEENIE – Sam Bianchini
MURPH – Patrick Reiger*
SCANLAN – Aaron Lyons
ABBY – Allison Blaize*
ARTHUR & OTHERS – Stephen Tobolowsky*
JOYCE & OTHERS – Blair Chandler*
Stage Directions – Bruce Katzman*

*Road Company Member