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Jonathan Graham JONATHAN GRAHAM
Jonathan Graham is the author of two dozen produced plays. His work has been performed at theatres from New York City to Cedar City, Utah and from Victoria, British Columbia to Victoria, Texas. Recent productions include IRRATIONAL EXUBERENCE at Bloomington Playwrights Project (Bloomington, IN), INAPPROPRIATE LETTERS TO SANTA CLAUS at Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis, IN) and an adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s A WRINKLE IN TIME at Stage One Youth Theatre (Richmond, IN). Acting editions of is plays EQUINOX and THE SNOW QUEEN are published by Playscripts, Inc. Jonathan edits the alumni magazine (and occasionally teaches playwriting) at Earlham College in Richmond, IN, where he lives with his wife, Jennie Kiffmeyer, and children Ben and Lizzybeth.

Irrational Exuberance

Irrational Exuberance is a darkly comic full-length play about big business and personal responsibility. A downsized former corporate manager is stuck living with her mom and working in a gas station. The C.E.O. of a bankrupt and scandal-ridden company clings to the belief that selling “air futures” was a great idea. A lonely, wealthy woman searches for a purpose in life larger than spending her husband’s money and handing out free tasers. And a junior executive is looking for a way to have it all — a fabulous condo, career success and sex with the boss’ wife — without winding up in prison. In an office building in downtown Chicago, at an airport and in a gas station in rural Indiana, these four people come face to face with one another and with the consequences of their actions. The results are both hilarious and devastating.