STANDING AT THE VERGE by Ty Spencer Hoppe
Sunday, May 23rd at 6:30
In this ensemble piece, a group of college roommates on the verge of graduation find themselves questioning the directions of their lives when high achiever Jordan suddenly attempts suicide. Over the course of a few days, each must decide whether to cross the next threshold on their way to true adulthood; Jordan’s brother Adam struggles with whether to reveal his sexuality and risk alienation from their conservative (but financially supportive) father; independent Zoey must decide between single freedom or secure romance; twenty-eight-year-old undergrad Gerard must come to terms with the fact he’s still playing catch-up in life, as well as take responsibility for a six-year-old son he only recently discovered he had. And of course, there’s Jordan -handsome, intelligent, successful- and why he tries to take his own life when it seemingly is just beginning.
Ty Spencer Hoppe is a graduate of The University of Texas with dual degrees in English and Theatre. He also holds a Master’s in Education from The University of North Texas Denton. He has taught Advanced English on the secondary level for the past five years and currently works at J.B. Connally High School in Austin