You May Find This Hard to Believe, or Moor’s the Pity

Written By Scott Gibson
Directed By Victoria Hoffman
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An absurdist comedy about a young woman summoned to a forbidding mansion to assume the role of governess to the master’s young children. Except that he has no children, and nobody summoned her. She stays–at her peril–while being stalked by a mysterious figure who seems bent on snuffing out her life.

A Colorado native, Scott Gibson most recently saw his one-act play, “The Injured Party,” a winner of The British Theatre Challenge’s short play festival, performed at Jack’s Theatre in London in April of this year. In September, 2023, his one-act, “The Restaurant Play,” was the grand prize winner of Riot Act Theatre’s Short Play Festival in Jackson, Wyoming. Other honors include being a co-winner of the Steven Dietz Original Playwriting Competition in 2005 for his full-length script, “Someone Else’s Life.” His work has been produced in New York, Pittsburgh, Miami, Memphis, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Seattle and Cornwall, UK. He was co-winner, along with fellow Coloradoan Melissa McCarl, of the Steven Dietz Original Playwriting Competition in 2005 for his full-length play, “Someone Else’s Life.” Most recently, his one-act, “The Injured Party,” was one of the winners of The British Theatre Challenge 2021, and will have a week’s run in London in early 2022.

Victoria Hoffman Is thrilled to be directing again with the gang at The Road! Resident CD at Rogue Machine Theatre. Recent credits include Heroes of the Fourth Turning and H*tler’s Tasters. Elsewhere – For the Love of a Glove at The Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan Theater; Kiss of the Spider Woman at A Noise Within; No Place Like Gandersheim and The Sandwich Ministry at the Skylight; Judas Kiss & A Streetcar Named Desire for Boston Court. Film projects include the AFI Thesis films Zenaida (LAAPFF Official Selection) and The Fishmonger (College Television Awards Nominee); Dog Lover at the DTLA Film Festival (among many). Currently Manager of Casting at the AFI Conservatory. Directing Credits include three seasons of The Blank Theatre’s YPF & Living Room Series, Hollywood Fringe Fest, Rogue Machine’s Around the Clock Plays. Acting credits include Julius Weezer for the Troubies, Sonneteer at the LA LGBT Ctr, and TV pop ups in Abbot Elementary and The Shrink Next Door.

“You May Find This Hard to Believe, or Moor’s the Pity”

WINIFRED – Kate Huffman*
GOFFUL – Rob Nagle*
PETALUMA – Inger Tudor*
CLIFTON – Christian Prentice*
THE CLOAKED FIGURE/ Stage Directions – Jon Sprik*

*Road Company Member