Project

11:11

Co-written with Tara Sissom
World Premiere in Chicago: February 2010 with The New Colony
Received production in Sacramento, CA at B Street Theater in June 2011

“11:11” tells the story of the first day at Camp Methuselah Pines and the team of young Christian camp counselors who unknowingly drug themselves. As the evening unravels, secrets are shared, temptations explored, and a group of friends realize they don’t have the same understanding of the same God. “11:11” asks an age-old question of a new generation: why are we willing to fight for something we cannot see or define?

“The notion of Christians on dope could’ve triggered the most heavy-handed, maybe even vengeful caricature. But co- authors Evan Linder and Tara Sissom don’t pull that particular trigger. As a consequence, they’ve created something subtle, human, and humane. Think of it as the play Jesus would’ve written if he got high.” – Chicago Reader

★★★★ (out of five) “Playwrights Linder and Sissom capture perfectly the insular, jargony world of camp culture, both richly specific and universal enough to embrace anyone who’s ever gone to summer camp or encountered it in popular culture.” -Time Out Chicago

★★★1⁄2 (out of four) “Deceptively intelligent…fascinating and funny.” –Chicago Stage Review

“High-spirited, genuinely funny comedy…playwrights Evan Linder and Tara Sissom (working with director Meg Johns and an excellent cast) have it nailed.” – New City

Photos by Anne Petersen

“The notion of Christians on dope could’ve triggered the most heavy-handed, maybe even vengeful caricature. But co- authors Evan Linder and Tara Sissom don’t pull that particular trigger. As a consequence, they’ve created something subtle, human, and humane. Think of it as the play Jesus would’ve written if he got high.”

– Chicago Reader

Playwright

Evan Linder on Amazon