T. I. C. (Trenchcoat In Common)
BY PETER SINN NACHTRIEB
In a summer devoid of friends, money and fun, a teenage girl starts a blog about her apartment building and the strange characters inhabiting it. She begins to pry deep into the lives of her neighbors and to share her research online. The deeper she goes, the more secrets emerge, and what begins as a lark quickly becomes dangerous. A comedy about privacy, voyeurism and a father and daughter trying to connect.
“Nachtrieb’s script is packed with comic creativity. Sure, all adults can seem creepy to a dislocated teen, but the other tenants in Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s hilarious T.I.C. (TRENCHCOAT IN COMMON) may be not only stranger but also more dangerous than their observer imagines.” —San Francisco Chronicle.
“Vastly entertaining! Nachtrieb is a particularly skilled observer of the flotsam and jetsam of everyday life, illuminating minutiae in a way so that it becomes significantly faceted. He also has a wry, likable sense of humor that pulls an audience happily into the action.” —Bay Area Reporter.
PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
Commissioned, Developed, and Originally Produced: Encore Theatre Company, San Francisco (2009), through a generous grant from the Wallace Gerbode Foundation, San Francisco, CA.