THIS IS HAPPENING tells the story of an estranged brother and sister (played by James Wolk and Mickey Sumner) forced to go on the road together to track down their fugitive grandmother (Cloris Leachman). What begins as a comedic tale of a broken family forced to come together under the pressures of an absentee father (Judd Nelson) evolves into a journey about learning to find your family in order to find yourself.
A series of cryptic phone messages and visions haunt a writer while he struggles to finish a novel. As they increase in intensity, he loses his grip on reality, eventually obsessing over an old mystery that will lead to horrific revelations about both him and his loyal wife.
Stinging from the latest of several romantic break-ups, Pandora Isaacs (Tanna Frederick) retreats to the safety of her parents’ ramshackle upstate country house — just 45 minutes from Broadway— where her non-theatrical sister (Julie Davis) and her sister’s fiance, a real- estate executive, (Judd Nelson) are also arriving for the weekend and the family’s yearly Passover Seder. Family secrets, sibling rivalries, theatrical hysterics and the possibility of true love as rare as a blue bullfrog all emerge.