Twelve-year-old Josephine makes apocalypse preparedness videos in her parents’ garage and posts them to YouTube. Vic takes ju-jitsu. Maureen encrypts her text messages. Sarah stuffs her knapsack with survivalist handbooks and Tolkien novels, because “you don’t know where you’re going to be... when it happens... you might not be at home.”
Convinced the world at large can’t be trusted to prioritize the well-being of adolescent girls in the best of times—let alone in the wake of a cataclysmic event—this determined troupe of eighth-grade “doomers” are committed to preparing for the end. They’re also on the hunt for a lost civilization of sorts—inhabitants of a commune that disappeared without a trace. Along the way, the girls find their voices in sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant ways, even when adults — and their friend Robbie — would rather dismiss them.
Directed by Angela Konrad and featuring Cassiel Cao, Lani-Marie Carbonel, Allen Qiu, Emma Selle, and Annie Zander, this theatre/film hybrid brings together SAMC Theatre, Music, Art, and Film students in a first-of-its-kind collaboration!
WROL (Without Rule of Law) is a darkly comic coming-of-age story and a beacon of hope for complicated times.