Tough times have hammered the once-wealthy Woodley clan. Yet the week after Christmas brings hope. Grandmother is dying and will leave them a bundle. Only there's a problem: Inheritance tax rates surge at the stroke of midnight, and the old gal isn't gone yet. What does a desperate family do? And who else is at risk on the slippery slope of murder? It's a dark comedy indeed.
Playwright Steven Peterson's recent productions include The Invasion of Skokie (Chicago Dramatists, revival by ShPIel Theatre), Affluence (Theatre 40, Los Angeles), A Couple of Nobodies (The Artistic Home, Chicago, revival by Step Up Productions), and the workshop production of Lydia Lindstrom (Raven Theatre). His plays in development include Paris Time (Cleveland and Philadelphia), Prodigal Brothers (Colorado Springs), The Shabbos Goy, and Whozit (Chicago). Peterson is a two-time winner of the Julie Harris Playwright Award (2013 and 2014) and a winner of the Dorothy Silver Playwriting Competition (2012). He lives in Chicago where he is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.