Apollinaire is thrilled to present the US premiere of this play by Roland Schimmelpfennig: "one of the most prolific and heralded young dramatists in Europe. At age 38, he has already written 16 plays that have been translated into 20 languages." nytheatre-wire
Peggy Pickit begins with a white married couple arriving at another couple’s house for a reunion. All four were best friends at medical school. All are now 41. Two have just returned from crisis work in Africa –escaping a particularly violent flare-up. The other two stayed at home, had a child, and made a lot of money. Each couple looks at the other with envy. Both marriages are in trouble. The returning couple left behind a local child in Africa that the other couple was sponsoring. The fate of that child is unknown, but we learn she is dependent on drug therapy, and without treatment, she will likely die.
The evening turns into a post-colonial version of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Accusations, pain, anguish and bitter comedy are used to explore damage/guilt in the West.
Performances will be followed by a Reception
with the actors in the Gallery.
Running time: apx. 100 minutes
Directed by Danielle Fauteux Jacques
Starring: Diego Buscaglia, Mauro Canepa,
Steven DeMarco, Brooks Reeves
Set & Costumes Design: Maria Kapustina
Sound Design: David Reiffel
Props Design: John Cadiz
Stage Manager: Joe Ouellette
ASM: Stephanie Ruby Simonoff
House Manager: Ida Rudolph
"...Aaron Posner's savvy, petulant blitz through Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull." Posner's new play is less an adaptation of Chekhov's landmark drama than a funny, moving slugfest, a ripe mashup of mock and awe." -Washington Post
"This play pushes the boundaries of what makes an audience comfortable, what makes an audience think, what makes human beings be, and act and do. A stunning and provocative new piece of theatre well worth seeing." -DCMetroTheatreArts
Aaron Posner (playwright) is a freelance director and playwright, an Associate Artist at the Folger Theatre and Milwaukee Rep, and was a founding Artistic Director of Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre. His plays and productions have been seen at more than a third of the LORT theatres in the country. Aaron has been a fan of Woolly since the early 90′s and directed In the Next Room or the vibrator play at Woolly in 2011. He has won Barrymore Awards as both a director and playwright and Helen Hayes Awards for Best Director three in the last eight years. His published and produced adaptations includeThe Chosen, My Name Is Asher Lev (currently in an open-ended run Off Broadway),Sometimes A Great Notion, Mark Twain’s A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage (with James Sugg), and many more. Aaron is an Eisenhower Fellow, a graduate of Northwestern University, is from Eugene, Oregon, and lives outside DC with his wife, actress Erin Weaver, and his tiny daughter, Maisie.
"strong direction and the vibrant four-man cast skillfully drive Michael Perlman’s provocative play" -Revere Journal
"Excellent..Lights up the stage" -TheaterMirror
"heartfelt, fully-realized portrayals" -BroadwayWorld
After a shocking announcement on
international television, 30 year old Ethan Rice
finds himself finally having to confront who he was and whom he hurt as a teenager.
The story follows four men, both gay and straight,
as they attempt to take responsibility for their past
and move beyond it.
From White Plains
by Michael Perlman
In Collaboration with Craig Wesley Divino, Karl Gregory, Jimmy King and Aaron Rossini
Michael Perlman is a NYC based director and playwright who earned his MFA in Directing from the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Directing Program. He won the Motif Award for Best Director for Hamlet at Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program and his one-person show Flying on the Wing was presented at the New York Fringe Festival, where it was the winner of Outstanding Solo Show of 2006. Michael is proud to be a member of SDC and a Drama League Directing Fellow.
From White Plains was premiered by Fault Line Theatre at La Tea Theatre, and moved to The Studio Theatre at Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City. It was the winner of the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Off-Off-Broadway Production and has been nominated for six New York Innovative Theatre Awards.
Michael Perlman: From White Plains Interview
"Outstanding Production" -BostonEventsInsider
November 15-December 14, 2013
Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, Sun. Dec. 1 & 8 at 3:00
$25, $20 advance purchase, $15 students
Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea.
Click for Directions or call 617-887-2336