“That ‘couple years’ of treading water turned into like…eight.”
– Mary in Five Mile Lake
In a style reminiscent of Chekhov, five young adults approaching thirty try to navigate the emotional undercurrents of unrequited love, loss, and possibility. The unexpected return of a sibling sets in motion an inadvertent winter reunion in their small Pennsylvania town–the kind of claustrophobic place that most kids grow up to leave. Looking toward the frozen lake and contemplating their future, each character aspires to make the right choice, and comes face-to-face with the choices they have already made.