Come Down to Us  

Two acts; 6 characters: 3 women, 3 men

A novelist named Errol who makes his living writing paperback thrillers and airport bestsellers discovers a wormhole that allows him to visit a New England town in 1951. He meets, befriends and ultimately exploits a family there as he makes them the subject of his "great American novel" that he hopes will legitimize his career. But before he publishes the novel, he takes Lizzie, the assistant of his publisher, through the wormhole, and she falls in love with the real-life character in the novel he was written, forever changing history and Errol's publishing plans.

Its first public reading was in Boston on Monday evening, May 19th, 2014, in the upstairs space at Trident Booksellers in the Back Bay. The reading was directed by Daniel Bourque, and was sponsored by The Hub Theatre Company. The cast was as follows:

  • Errol - William J. Moore
  • Sophie - Marty S. Mason
  • Shay - Lauren Elias
  • Nolan - AJ Mayo
  • Lizzie - Jes Maxfield 
  • Preston - Tim Hoover
  • stage directions - Kelly Smith
from left: Kelly Smith, Marty S. Mason, Jes Maxfield, William J. Moore, Lauren Elias, Tim Hoover, AJ Mayo

from left: Kelly Smith, Marty S. Mason, Jes Maxfield, William J. Moore, Lauren Elias, Tim Hoover, AJ Mayo