See it if You are interested in stories about teenage girls dealing with all kinds of issues. The dialogue is glorious and feels totally real.
Don't see it if You would be upset by depictions of drug use, or discussions of difficult topics, or depictions of violence. Read more
See it if you like to be challenged!
Don't see it if you can't handle trauma.
See it if You enjoy VERY dark humor and can stomach some grand guignol-style elements. Also if you were a weird troubled teen girl in the aughts.
Don't see it if You can't stomach horror and/or young antiheroines. Read more
See it if You want to see something that will in many ways push you past your comfort zone as an audience member. You enjoy supernatural-thrillers.
Don't see it if You don't have the stomach for some pretty strong violent content. Read more
See it if A smart, funny, intelligent play that is well written & directed, with an excellent cast of young actors. Feels fresh, relevant and timely.
Don't see it if If your theatrical tastes are drawn to more traditional works.
See it if Astonishing play about adolescent girls seeking more power over their lives. Full of symbolism, magic, rituals, gore, & physical energy.
Don't see it if You prefer a more literal story, rather than one where the meaning is presented through symbolism. Blood sacrifice, sex, drugs, abortion. Read more
See it if you want to experience a sensitive exploration of the angst, grief, inquisitiveness, severity, etc. encompassing the teenage years.
Don't see it if a 20 minute ending, which seriously derails the play, will ruin it for you. I wish it didn't occur because it so very good before that scene
See it if You know I had this on my list of plays to see. If you’re a feminist, educated in political/ worldly culture, pro-women, pro-LGBT, non-pious
Don't see it if Not offended by seances, blood, sacrifices, sexual topics, drugs, and know some Spanish- you’ll like this. It was VERY entertaining. All the Read more
CRITIC’S PICK "Paging Pablo Escobar in ‘Our Dear Dead Drug Lord’: Alexis Scheer’s vibrant play about four teenage girls, a Ouija board and a narco-terrorist summons the truly scary spirits that keep us awake at night."
4/5 Stars "Scheer’s savage one-act...Under Whitney White’s energetic direction, Samuel and the adorkable Gold mostly serve as comic relief to Berkeley and Jimenez’s ferocious alpha females...It isn't for the faint of heart, but neither is coming of age."
"The Moral Downshift of 'Our Dear Dead Drug Lord'"
"Four Teenagers Try to Exorcise the Patriarchy in 'Our Dear Dead Drug Lord':
Alexis Scheer's bacchic spectacle of a play makes its world premiere at WP Theater."
3/5 Stars "'A Schoolgirl Crush Goes Tragically Wrong': Teens idolize Pablo Escobar in newcomer writer Alexis Scheer's offbeat dramedy"
"While Alexis Scheer's 'Our Dear Dead Drug Lord' may get a little carried away with its conceit, it is the work of a born playwright and a unique new voice. This world premiere play is also very revealing of what girls talk and fantasize about when they are alone."
"Scheer seems to have not so much invented characters or dialogue but has simply allowed us to eavesdrop on the monthly get-togethers of our four protagonists."
"'Our Dear Dead Drug Lord' explores the capacity for women to reclaim the power to control their own destiny. It is messy, loud, violent, bloody, magic."