Shrike: A Legion Cycle Play

Erin Lerch
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Part Three: BREAK, BREAK
All three titles may be purchased as a bundle at 20% off the regular price: THE LEGION CYCLE


When the alien Legion took over, Sheena lost everything. All she has left is one final, unlikely dream: the Rebellion. But when she arrives, it’s to a Rebellion shattered by the loss of its leader, pushed to increasingly desperate measures — including working with their alien enemy. As tensions mount, Sheena has to face the question: when you have nothing left, what do you fight for?

Production Info

Cast: 7 total (4 female, 1 male, 2 nonbinary actors)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Multiple Sets
Contemporary Costumes
About the Author


  • Erin Lerch

    Erin (they/them) is a Boston-based playwright and stage manager who can't/won't stop writing deeply queer sci-fi. Erin's plays focus on themes of free will and connection, and finding hope in dark times. They appeared on ArtsBoston's July 2020 list of 10 Boston Playwrights You Should Know. Erin's play SHRIKE received its world premiere production with Fresh Ink Theatre in February 2022, directed by Josh Glenn-Kayden. SHRIKE was originally written as part of Company One's PlayLab Fellows program in 2018, and has also been developed with TC Squared Theatre Company. Their first play, CROSSING FLIGHT, first in The Legion Cycle, received its premiere with TC Squared Theatre Company in January 2018. Erin is also the writer and co-producer of The Legion Tapes, a sci-fi podcast/audio drama series. Erin's short plays include WORLD LINE, a one-act that received a digital reading with TC Squared Theatre Company in July 2020 and a staged reading with Blunt Objects Theatre in New Orleans in 2016. Their ten-minute play RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY received a reading with TC Squared in April 2020, and was performed as part of the 2020 Boston Theatre Marathon with Flat Earth Theatre. Their other ten-minute plays, which include DON'T LOOK BACK, EVENT HORIZON, and CLOCKWORK have been read and produced in Texas, West Virginia, Florida, Washington, and throughout Massachusetts.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 7/28/2023
Pages 92
ISBN 9780881459869

Special Notes

Special Notes

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Shrike: A Legion Cycle Play is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC