This Random World


This Random World

by Steven Dietz

Directed by Phoebe Moyer

May 3 - 26, 2019 (Fri. & Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 2pm)

Does serendipity bring us together or is it only a myth?

We want to believe that serendipity brings us together, but is that just a myth? Mining the comedy of missed connections, This Random World asks the serious question of how often we travel parallel paths through the world without noticing. From an ailing woman who plans one final trip, to her daughter planning one great escape and her son falling prey to a prank gone wrong, this funny, intimate, and heartbreaking play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own.

Meet the Cast

Scottie Ward: Trish DeBaun
Tim Ward: Anthony Martinez
Beth Ward: Heather Gordon*
Bernadette: Rosie Frater
Rhonda: Chandler Parrott-Thomas
Claire: Paige Picard
Gary: Ariel Zuckerman
A Man: Norman A. Hall
Tim Ward (u/s): Zane Walters

* Member of Actors' Equity Association. This Random World is an Equity-approved project.

Actors' Equity

Artistic Team

  • Director: Phoebe Moyer
  • Lighting Designer: April George
  • Costume Designer: Sandra Ish
  • Sound Designer: Joe Winkler
  • Stage Manager: Jeff Basham


“The characters are drawn with empathy and humor, and the cascading series of coincidences neatly illustrates the idea that, as the title suggests, we are all hostages to chance.”
—NY Times

“Succeeds on every level…It’s the sort of play you walk away from having fallen completely in love with every person on the stage…The play is also fast and funny, delivering constant comedy..."