Pub Date 15 Mar 2019
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Sender is one of seven plays in Holter’s Rightlynd Saga, all to be published by Northwestern University Press. Holter’s plays are set in Chicago’s fictional fifty-first ward. The other plays in the cycle are Exit Strategy, Lottery Day, Prowess, Red Rex, Rightlynd, and The Wolf at the End of the Block.
“. . . very funny and charming . . . a highly entertaining dissection of Midwestern millennials . . . [Sender] plows the very familiar territory of the 30ish person’s agonized transition into arrested adulthood but is notable nonetheless for its wry humor, rich language, authentic compassion and distinct whiff of direct authorial experience.” —Chicago Tribune
“Astonishing . . . a big part of the genius of Sender is the breakneck momentum embedded in Holter's script. Holter, the Chicago-based wunderkind best known for his Stonewall-riot drama Hit the Wall, is fearless here. He lets his characters spin out like wet clay on a lopsided potter’s wheel, knowing there’s every possibility they’ll end up, well, hitting the wall.” —Chicago Reader
“Holter's way with words only gets stronger—his dialogue is as dense and snappy here as any of the fiery speechifying in his Hit the Wall or Exit Strategy, but with a more grounded, natural feel. Your initial viewing might just leave you wanting to return to Sender." —TimeOut Chicago