Annie Jump: Content Information

In the same way that everyone sees something different in an inkblot, people want different things from their theatre-going experiences. If you’re someone who likes to have a lot of background on what the experience will be like before you come to the theatre, read on. This page focuses on CONTENT INFORMATION. If you would like information about the artists and the process CLICK HERE.

There may be some low-key spoilers ahead.

Return to the main ANNIE JUMP page for schedule and ticketing information

Photo by Ryan Maxwell from the ANNIE JUMP Room at THE BAR BETWEEN WORLDS BENEFIT (August 2018)

WHAT HAPPENS?

Themes: science, high school, geniuses, astronomy, bullying, mental illness, loss of a parent, small town life, attempted suicide

ANNIE JUMP & THE LIBRARY OF HEAVEN follows Annie, a teenage science genius living in Strawberry, Kansas who unexpectedly meets a representative of the Library of Heaven. The representative calls on Annie to take on a responsibility with cosmic consequences. Meanwhile, Annie must contend with her high school peers, her widowed father who is both loving and challenging, due in part to his mental illness and her own aspirations for her future.

IS THIS PLAY FUNNY OR SAD OR WEIRD OR WHAT?

Yes.

As with a lot of the work Rorschach chooses, ANNIE JUMP explores a range of human (and supernatural) experiences. This play is funny and heartwarming, though it at times deals with difficult issues facing teenagers and adults, it is ultimately a comedy. ANNIE JUMP is fundamentally about finding out who you are and deciding what your place will be in the universe.

IS THIS PLAY GOING TO BE APPROPRIATE FOR MY MOM/KID/PASTOR/CO-WORKER/1ST DATE?

“Appropriate” is a relative word, but in this case, the play is probably appropriate for most audiences. Here are a few things to know when deciding who to bring to the theatre with you:

We recommend this play for all audiences. While children and adults of any age are welcome, children 10 and older will probably appreciate the content more than their younger counterparts.

Language: No explicit language – The word “ass” is used once.

Explicit Sexual Content: The production contains no explicit sexual content. There is one small joke about “mating”

Violence: There is an attempted suicide by an adult via pills, who is saved by a physical intervention.

Note the “themes” list above in the “What Happens?” section for more details

HOW LONG IS IT?

About 70 minutes. No intermission.