The Harmony Codes

Institute History

  • 1995 Playwrights Lab


Margaret Lancaster, a working mother from Indiana, is visited by space aliens who demand to know the “basic earth codes.” Margaret is reluctant to help guests who drop by without calling first, but nevertheless promises to “ask around.” What she discovers is either the largest and most sinister international conspiracy in existence, or menopause. A funny and thoughtful look at society, survival and middle age.


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