Lucy is the forgotten girl at her high school, unnoticed except when she’s being mocked and tormented. She figures her life is over before it’s begun. But that was before she met Jenny, the new girl at school everyone is infatuated with. Before she found something in the dark forest–something that fills her dreams with teeth and claws. And before Lucy began dreaming of a world where her bullies are the ones being hunted. This bloody deconstruction of Little Red Riding Hood takes the familiar elements of werewolves, teen lust, and high school bullies and puts them through a blender, until you don’t know who’s the victim and who’s the monster.
Character Breakdown: 2 m, 2 f (optional ensemble w/ minimum of 2 f, 1 m)
RUTH: a mid-50s grandmother with a smoker’s cough and a devil’s tongue
LUCY: a 16 year-old girl; a dreamer who stopped dreaming; she looks younger than she really is, and is so plain she might slip off the edge of your mind after you see her
JENNY: a 17 year-old girl; physically the kind of girl that sets teenage boy’s hormones on overdrive; mentally the kind that would eviscerate them
HUNTER: a 16 year-old boy; brighter than the average football player when he wants to be