“Tender, caustic, funny and harrowing, often all at the same time.” — New York Times

“Watching Ruby Rae Spiegel’s ruthlessly honest DRY LAND, you wonder: Girls, how did theater miss you?!? Everything else belongs to them: film, television, fiction. Yet it takes Spiegel’s simple, fierce play to put a young woman’s capacity for pain center stage — and the choice feels thrilling, even political.” — Time Out New York


Emerging as the Lena Dunham of the theatre world, 21-year-old playwright Ruby Rae Spiegel — a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize — writes a brazen, no-holds-barred play about that time in your life when no one else can possibly understand what you’re going through.

A story about abortion, bad jokes, bathing suits, and friendship, DRY LAND, a New York Times critics’ pick, is a brave portrayal of the contemporary American teenager that epitomizes What’s Next in American theatre.

Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission

This play contains strong language and graphic content, including the use of special effects blood. May not be suitable for people under 16.

C1's Take

We are ecstatic to introduce rising star Ruby Rae Spiegel to Boston audiences with her new play, DRY LAND under the direction of Steven Bogart (SHOCKHEADED PETER). Spiegel fearlessly presents one of the lesser told, but not lesser known, experiences of being a young woman. This story of teenage girls entering adulthood is devastating, riveting, and full of heart.

The Huntington