Storms Without Warning

Storms Without Warning

a full-length play

by Lori Vander Maten


Why does a woman stay in an abusive marriage?

Wayne and Carly have been married for seven years, during which he has systematically reduced her to an emotional cripple, paralyzed by fear of the next attack which always comes in their sick dance of abuse and isolation. When an unexpected visitor arrives, the status quo is upset enough for escape... if she dares to take what may be her last chance.  Set in a remote mountain cabin, Storms Without Warning explores the the pathology that causes women to stay in abusive relationships, and the strength that is needed to speak the truth that sets them free.


Awards and Productions:

  • Sienna College International Playwriting Competition - Loudenville N.Y

  • Theatre of Hope for Abused Women - North Hollywood, CA