As crisis hits the Florida gulf and the nation, a pilot finds himself firmly in the crosshairs of a community out for blood. A play about one man's mistake, and how it changed the country, A Hard Wall at High Speed asks how we heal, how we forgive, and how far we've come.
In a crumbling, burnt-out America, an underwater bunker stores the relics of our everyday lives: Barbie, Moby Dick, Twinkies and bond traders are all preserved in a labyrinthine warehouse, shelved in boxes, awaiting the stabilization of the continent above. One woman is charged with safeguarding our cultural artifacts for the rebuilding of a great society… but the walls are leaking, resources are running out, and her wide-eyed assistant is hell-bent on losing her virginity to the first man she can find. As the facility nears collapse, it’s clear that vast quantities of our legacy will be lost… Artifacts of Consequence asks if that’s such a terrible thing.