Dark Comedy, Full-length

Mrs. Harrison is about two women and one story. At their 10-year college reunion, Aisha and Holly meet by chance. Is this the first time or has it just been a long time? They can't agree. Aisha is a black, successful playwright; she's on the cover of the alumni magazine. Holly is a white, struggling stand-up comedian; she's here for the free drinks. Aisha's most successful play bears a striking resemblance to a tragic event in Holly's life. Is it a coincidence or is it theft? As a rainstorm interrupts the outdoor reunion, they find themselves trapped inside, together. They both have a story that they've been telling themselves about what happened all those years ago and they're both willing to fight for the truth in the present.

Production Notes


1 black female-American

1 white female-American

World Premiere at Azuka Theatre in 2018

photo by Johanna Austin


R. Eric Thomas

R. Eric Thomas is a Barrymore Award-winning playwright and humorist. He is the long running host of The Moth in Philadelphia. He writes a regular column for Elle.com in which he "reads" the news. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Elle Magazine, W Magazine, Marie Claire, Man Repeller, Philadelphia Inquirer and others.

His most recent play, Time Is On Our Side, was commissioned by Simpatico Theater Project and developed with PlayPenn. It was the recipient of two 2016 Barrymore Awards, including Best New Play... [FULL BIO]