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By Deborah Zoe Laufer
Directed by Noah Himmelstein

Not Currently Playing
Rosenthal Shelterhouse

About the World Premiere

Emery Harris has lived alone in a treehouse named Mabel for over a decade performing research on plants. Except for her overbearing sister Hazel, Emery’s only connection to the outside world is through her YouTube channel where she documents her research and has garnered several thousand followers. No one is more stunned than she, though, when strangers begin gathering beneath Mabel, chanting and singing. As the crowd grows larger and louder, Emery learns she’s been unwittingly elected as her followers’ botanical, new-age messiah. A follow-up to Deborah Zoe Laufer’s hit play Be Here Now, this warm-hearted world premiere comedy studies the power of plants and the idiosyncrasies of people.

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Rooted introduces you to memorable human characters named Emery, Hazel and Luanne - and memorable plants named Mabel, Cynthia and Gerald, among others. While the plants don't use strong adult language and explore mature themes like mental health, the humans do, so we recommend that human audience members be at least 14 years or older to attend.


View Program

You can view the Digital Program now online. QR codes will also be around the theatre for quick access, as well as printed programs.

Digital Program










Tarah Flanagan

Emery Harris

Emily Kratter


Tasha Lawrence


Deborah Zoe Laufer


Noah Himmelstein


Se Hyun Oh

Set Designer

Gordon DeVinney

Costume Designer

David Lander

Lighting Designer

Megumi Katayama

Sound Designer and Composer

Betsy Rosen

Puppetry Consultant

Stephanie Klapper, CSA

Casting Director

Andrea L. Shell

Stage Manager

Tenley Pitonzo

Assistant Stage Manager


Photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.
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