Josh, an autistic teen with little to no language skills, shares a rich friendship with Sid, a houseplant.
- CAT Theatre
- January 24th - February 8th
Josh, an autistic teen with little to no language skills, shares a rich friendship with Sid, a houseplant. Together Sid and Josh work to save Josh’s mother from the hands of her manipulative boyfriend, Jimmy, and prevent Jimmy’s plan to place Josh in an institution.
Written by local playwrights Amy Berlin and P. Ann Bucci, The Joshua Plant was the winner of CAT’s 50th Anniversary Original Play contest and was chosen from dozens of entries.
The Joshua Plant began as a ten-minute play that was a finalist in the 2005 Chicago Dramatist Fall Ten Minute Workshop. Since then, it has had three developmental readings with Phoenix Theatre and a staged reading at the Pandora Festival, as well as a reading at the Richmond Public Library as part of the Richmond Writer’s series. CAT Theatre is excited to be bringing the full production of The Joshua Plant to the stage for the first time.