The day hope cracked the panes on all sides.

September 23

Associate Producers
Harvey & Kathleen Guion

Urban Stages
259 West 30th St
Between 7th and 8th Ave

Written by
Lori Fischer

Directed by
Martha Banta


This World Premiere play explores redemption and the oftentimes turbulent relationship between faith and mental health through the eyes of a mother and daughter.

An agoraphobic travels the rough terrain of guilt and loss as she struggles to hide key details about her son’s death from her estranged daughter. As the 10th anniversary of the devastating family tragedy approaches, Bonnie and her daughter, Jesse, will either find new faith in each other, or destroy what little they have left.

Show Information

Date: September 22 – October 7
Ticket Price: $18.00
Venue: Urban Stages, 259 W 30th Street
Running Time: 90 minutes
Intermission: No

Performance Schedule

Mon: 7:00 pm
Wed: 7:00 pm
Thur – Sat: 8:00 pm
Sun: 3:00 pm
Sun: 7:00 pm



Photography by James M. Wilson

The Process

Meet the Cast


“…feels like a cross between Rabbit Hole and The Beauty Queen of Leenane.”

“Theatre East produces a heart-rending performance of a complex story that gives life to and is complimented by the theatrical design.”

Times Square Chronicle

“…if Medea is the character of a lifetime, Fischer performs Bonnie with a like intensity.”

“As much as Petie is about this tragic situation, it is about how these people in this particular place deal with this tragic situation, and it opens the work to new avenues of empathy. For a play with this many virtues, that’s a great thing.”


“…the caliber of first-rate talent that is ever present in Lori Fischer’s Petie (including Fischer herself, who stars in this modern American tragedy)”

“…there is marvelous acting happening at Urban Stages…”

Manhattan Digest

“The production excels at creating atmosphere, expertly drawing the audience not only into its blue-collar Southern setting but also into its confining domestic space.”

“All of these effects are underpinned by a fantastic cast.”

Culture Catch

“….a tour de force self-flagellation that leaves all drenched with tears.”

“Though set in modern-day Red Bank, Tennessee, PETIE is essentially a Greek tragedy.”