Three Quarter Inches of Sky

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
by Sherry Kramer
Playwrights' Center

Part of the Ruth Easton New Play Series.

Three Quarter Inches of Sky
by Playwrights’ Center Core Writer Sherry Kramer

David Copperfield begins, “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life...these pages must show.” Dickens’ novel is the story of a young boy at the beginning of his life. Three Quarter Inches of Sky is the story of Trula, a woman of a certain age, near the end of her life. How will she answer that question, in the time allotted? How will she measure what being the hero of her story is, as she cares for her fading father, whose memory is going, and searches through her own memories for a way to understand her life? A play filled with a childhood that may or may not be true, a lot of movie references, and 7 chicken pot pies.

Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7 p.m.

FROM SHERRY: “One of the mysteries I’ve been trying to understand my whole life is how the small is so big in our lives. Folded into that mystery is my longing to sing about the mythic ways compassion and care make heroes of a hundred million people every day. Add in my fascination with our new primal—and often primary—relationship with the vivid lives we co-inhabit when we turn our gaze to our screens? That’s this play.”

Reservations will open approximately a month before the event.

The Playwrights’ Center is wheelchair-accessible. All readings are accessible to people with vision loss, and large print programs are available upon request. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Alayna Barnes at (612) 332-7481 or

Sherry Kramer, Ruth Easton New Play Series