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Twigs and Bone

Tiffany Antone
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After her estranged parents’ phone line has been disconnected, Moira Lane begrudgingly returns to the home she abandoned eight years ago only to find things far worse than she could have feared. Her father, William, has taken to peeing in coffee mugs, and her mother, Bonnie, claims to have had a miraculous birth. Believing the “baby” to be her youngest daughter reincarnated, Bonnie is convinced that Faeries in the woods have blessed the family with a second chance. As a terrible storm moves in, Moira must battle her family’s madness and navigate the years of guilt and grief feeding the storm if she has any hope of getting out alive.

Production Info

Cast: 3 total (2 female, 1 male)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“TWIGS AND BONE is not the first play to put a make-believe baby on stage, but it may be the most hair-raising. This particular phantom infant, conceived by playwright Tiffany Antone, figures prominently and paranormally in a gothic family drama … a gripping ghost story that explodes in your brain … We are in the childhood home of Moira, now a 30ish lawyer, who has not been back in eight years but has been paying for a landline and a succession of cleaners to help out her demented parents, Bonnie and William. Alarmed when the phone is cut off and having no other way to reach them, Moira shows up for what will be a horrific three-day visit full of recollected resentments, delusions, and downright scary plot twists … What lifts this family’s epic meltdown from excruciating to riveting is not only the astonishing storyline (which I’ll not reveal) and delectably idiosyncratic characters but also Antone’s exquisite writing. Tucked among the dialog is some breathtaking poetry and imagery … What [is] indisputable is that TWIGS AND BONE is as sturdy a psychological thriller as has ever been seen in American theater.” —John Stoltenberg, DC Theater Arts

“The world premiere production of TWIGS AND BONE [offers] audiences an evening of spine-tingling suspense, hair-raising twists, and the occasional heart-stopping revelation.” —Jeannette Mulherin, MD Theatre Guide

About the Author


  • Tiffany Antone

    Tiffany likes weird stuff. And spectacle. And making theatremakers ask "How the hell am I going to do THAT?" but, like, in a really good way. Her plays are imaginative, highly visual, bold, and (quite often) hilarious. Tiffany’s plays have been read and/or performed in Los Angeles, New York, D.C., and Minneapolis. Her play, TWIGS AND BONE recently enjoyed rave reviews for a three-month run with Nu Sass Productions in Washington, DC. CRICKET WOMAN MOTHER EARTH (OR) A NASTY COMEUPPANCE, (a past O’Neil finalist) enjoyed a workshop at The Boston Court as part of their 2017 New Play Festival. Her award-winning play, IN THE COMPANY OF JANE DOE, has been produced on both coasts. She is a past Hawthornden Fellow, Great Plains Theatre Conference selectee, and has been a finalist for both the O'Neill and Jerome playwriting awards. Tiffany was also one of's Here and Now Series playwrights. As a theatremaker and producer, Tiffany has produced several nation-wide new play festivals and theatre as social action initiatives through her companies Little Black Dress INK (a female playwright producing organization) and Protest Plays Project. As a visual artist, Tiffany works with paints, linoprinting, ceramics, and photography. She was most recently a featured artist and co-curator at Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames, IA for her exhibit [unTITled], which centered her breast cancer journey. Her artwork can be found Instagram @My_Lil_Weirdlings. Tiffany holds her MFA in Playwriting from UCLA, and currently lives/teaches in Iowa where she writes for stage and screen. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild, The Playwright’s Center, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, and The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative (for whom she is also a contributing blogger). Although she has very little free time, Tiffany usually uses any spare moments she has keeping her two children alive, waiting on her feline overlords, and creatively scheming up new ways to ways to stretch and grow her theatrical resume.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 7/28/2023
Pages 86
ISBN 9780881459876

Special Notes

Special Notes

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Twigs and Bone is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC