"A writer reminiscent of the great Eugene O’Neill, Daniel McCabe is likewise fascinated by ‘the veil of things as they seem drawn back by an unseen hand.’ In his debut play The Flood, McCabe makes the eyes apparent behind the masks of our everyday selves. This tale is a tribute to the victims of Hurricane Sandy, and to the ability of story-telling to make sense of even our darkest moments."
-COLUM MCCANN, 2009 National Book Award winner for Let the Great World Spin and author of Transatlantic
“Four people trapped by a killer storm and their own fears and failures. This is the setting for Daniel McCabe's powerful first play. Poignant and startling, it heralds the arrival of a bright new talent.”
-TERRY GEORGE, Oscar-winning writer/director of Hotel Rwanda and writer of In the Name of the Father
“The Flood is a tightly written, artfully paced, first-rate piece of theater. This is a play with something to say. It deserves to be heard."
-PETER QUINN, 1995 American Book Award Winner for Banished Children of Eve
“A powerful work. McCabe’s writing is not alone lyrical but insightful.”
-MALACHY MCCOURT, author of NY Times Bestseller A Monk Swimming
The Flood is set on the night of Hurricane Sandy in downtown Manhattan, and the story plays out between four friends who have gathered to weather the tempest outside as a recent tragedy stirs up yet another storm within. It is a play about the burning need to connect in conflict with the desire for self-reliance, about the things we’re afraid to say and the prices we pay for not saying them, and about modern female strength colliding with classic male stoicism in a city that insists upon both.