CAROLINA Series – Lobster Man, by Jonathan Cook

January 18, 2025
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Originally written as a one-act play, Lobster Man was originally selected for production in the Samuel French Off-Broadway Festival in New York City, in 2023. After its New York premiere, Cook expanded the script to full length, and it will have its World Premiere here at the Etherredge Center, as part of the Carolina Series.

Lobster Man tells the story of two survivors in a post-apocalyptic world struggling with whether they are the last two people alive, until a mysterious stranger arrives at their residence resembling a person from one of the survivor’s dreams. The Houston Press has described the play as a “dreamlike, magical story.”

Jonathan Cook is an actor, director, and award-winning American playwright. Many of his stage plays have been produced around the World and he’s a five-time recipient of the Porter Fleming Literary Award. His short film, Don’t You Dare, was licensed for distribution by ShortsTV network in 2021. He is also the host and writer for the podcast Gather by the Ghost Light. Launched in 2020, Gather by the Ghost Light is a collection of stage plays adapted to an audio only format performed by professional voice actors with immersive sound effects and music.