In her post-apocalyptic sci-fi parable The Ever and After, contemporary playwright Rachel Teagle attempts to reconcile our contradictory impulses to create and destroy. This wildly entertaining journey is led by Thurston, a cockroach gifted with the intellect of a genius. He and his feral human sidekick, Sheelar, set out to explore the debris of society. Soon, they stumble upon a robotic woman named IDA. Together, this unlikely trio examine the hapless legacy of humanity, seeking a cause for our collapse and an understanding of our future prospects. Rife with contemporary themes, an early draft of The Ever and After was named the 2012 recipient of the Leah Ryan’s Fund for Emerging Writers. Further refined by workshops and readings, The Ever and After is a startlingly relatable dystopian tale with a much anticipated world premiere staging courtesy of Theatre Pro Rata. Visit theatreprorata.org for reservations or call 612-234-7135.