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by Sarah Kosar

the American premiere of

March 1 - 16

A surreal new play about grief, parenting &
alternative meat

Tiffany's mum is killed by a Birds Eye truck on the M25.


There’s family to call and a coffin to order, but first she has to talk to her dad – and for some reason that's the toughest thing on her to-do list.

Meanwhile, an oozing paper bag appears, holding a dying wish that will either bring a father and daughter together, or drive them further apart. 

In her surreal play about grief, parenting, and alternative meat, Kosar asks how far we can be pushed by love and obligation

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[...] packed with 

well-crafted details

[...] an intimate,

well-acted exploration

of grief and family. 

[Mumburger] offers a feast of cathartic release and a full plate of emotions [...]

wholly satisfying experience.

Its Sweeny Todd meets Ronald McDonald by way of Bear Grylls and Eull Gibbons.

Its “Alive” meets “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.”

It’s wacky, wild ride.

[...] a delicately daring feat,

balancing all sorts of things at once [...]

You ought to see Mumburger.

It’s artistically relevant and facetious and so very original

Mumburger is intriguing, connected

and a skillful dramedy.

A truly fascinating work of art.

[...] Mumburger is a play that stretches the imagination,

as well as the heart.

[...] the script is like an exploratory landing on a distant, dark moon

[...] It’s really remarkable work.


Sarah Kosar, Playwright

Sarah writes plays about theatrical worlds that look like our own but expose the absurdity and black comedy of human behaviour through a visceral, surreal and metaphorical register. Her work focuses on identity, feminism and the internal versus external. 

Robyne Parrish, Director

Currently residing in NYC, Parrish spent 5 seasons as Artistic Director of the Gilbert Theatre in NC before returning to Pittsburgh for 2 seasons. Recent credits include: Grey Gardens and Violet at Front Porch Theatricals. The Carols and 4.48 Psychosis at off the WALL Productions. Also at off the WALL: The Musical of Musicals: the Musical, Stop Kiss, The Zero Hour, The Mercy Seat, House of Yes, Looking for the Pony, and Shaken and Stirred

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Jessie Wray Goodman, Tiffany

Jessie is excited to be making her debut in a U.S. premiere with off the WALL Productions. She was recently seen playing Dawn in Lobby Hero (Barebones Productions). New York credits include Cara in Locked (Metropolitan Playhouse) and Dabby Bryant in Our Country’s Good (VoiceTheatre). Some of her regional theatre credits include Jill in Equus (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest (Cincinnati Shakespeare Company), and Julia in 1984 (Prime Stage Theatre Company). Jessie received her BFA in Acting from Shenandoah Conservatory. Up Next: Quantum Theatre’s King Lear.

Ken Bolden, Hugh

Ken has worked at off the WALL several times:  DEATH AND THE MAIDEN (Dr. Miranda); THE SMALL ROOM AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS (Henry); GHOSTS (Manders); and AN ACCIDENT (Anton).  He has worked in many of the area theatres including the Pittsburgh Public Theatre; PICT; Quantum; the Rep, Bricolage, and Playwrights.  Most recent credits include ORPHANS (Harold) at After Shock Theatre; CHATTERTON (Pat) at Quantum; and THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP (Codlin, Witherden) for PICT.  Next up:  KING LEAR (Gloucester) for Quantum.  Film work: SORORITY ROW (Dr. Rosenberg); FATHERS & DAUGHTERS (Bank Manager); MARSHALL (Algonquin Man); LITTLE EVIL (School Psychologist); and the award-winning shorts, SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE FURTIVE FESTIVITY (Watson) and LIGHTHEADED (Marty).  He has also appeared in several PA Lottery commercials.

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