'The Resting Place' by Ashlin Halfnight '06 Premieres Worldwide
April 16, 2018
San Francisco’s Magic Theatre recently announced that its 2018-2019 season will include the world premiere of The Resting Place, by Alumnus Ashlin Halfnight '06. “I'm truly honored to be introducing a new Magic writer who absolutely blew us away during our Virgin Play Series this past winter, Ashlin Halfnight. His stunning look at an American family within The Resting Place will certainly move audiences deeply and will be the first of many great plays we hope to produce of his,” according to Magic Theatre’s Artistic Director Loretta Greco in an interview for a Broadway World.
The Resting Place “is a provocative and intense look at an American family in a cloudburst of crisis - it's a hell of a ride, filled with raw humor, penetrating darkness, and fierce love. Ashlin Halfnight addresses familial obligation, guilt, our own complacency and culpability in wrongdoing and asks, how do we reconcile our love for someone with the knowledge of their horrifying transgression?”
Magic Theatre 2018-2019 season will also include the World Premiere of Mfoniso Udofia's In Old Age; and an anniversary revival of Luis Alfaro's critically acclaimed Oedipus el Rey, which premiered at Magic Theatre ten years ago.
Ashlin Halfnight is currently a writer with the Emmy Award-winning Netflix show, Bloodline. His feature films Astraea and Diving Normal can be found on VOD, and his mockumentary feature Maybe There’s A Tree (starring Colin Mochrie & Creed Bratton) is currently in post-production. His plays have been performed across North America and Europe and include Artifacts of Consequence, A Hard Wall at High Speed, Laws of Motion, and God’s Waiting Room. Ashlin is a Fulbright Scholar, a Howard Stein Playwriting Fellow, and was the 2006 artist in residence at the National Theater of Hungary, in Budapest. Ashlin has UK, Canadian, and American citizenship, and in addition to his MFA in Playwriting from Columbia, he holds an honors BA in English from Harvard University.