‘‘It’s like, science fiction, post-apocalyptic, father and daughter, hopefully funny and sad?”
In the first entry of Oberlin’s New Works Festival 2019, The Size of a Fist, written and directed by Delaney Kelly ’20, is set in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by the effects of climate change. A father, Papa, and his daughter, Bee, dwell in an abandoned nuclear fallout shelter from the 1950s. With the help of her father’s vast library of stories, the young girl pieces together what the outside world was like—a world she has never seen. The pair must learn to live together, at all costs, as they wait for the storm to clear.