Written and directed by:
Derek Ahonen and Adam Rapp
August 4th – October 10th, 2011
The Gershwin Hotel
One room. Two plays.
An intimate experience of epic proportion
ANIMALS AND PLANTS by Adam Rapp
On the night of a terrible blizzard, two drug runners are snowbound in a cheap motel room at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains. As they wait for their connection, they are visited by a mysterious young woman who may or may not figure into their future. While the snow mounts and the night slips into darkness, the money disappears, a long-time friendship is tested, and all three of their lives will be changed forever.
William Apps | Katie Broad | Brian Mendes | Matthew Pilieci | Sarah Roy and Craig Peugh
PINK KNEES ON PALE SKIN by Derek Ahonen
To save their undersexed marriages, the Wyatt and the Williams families are meeting with Dr. Sarah, AKA the Orgy Counselor. The plan: to participate in an organized orgy held in a discrete hotel room. But on this particular night, Dr. Sarah has designed a self destructive twist, guaranteed to unleash chaos upon all involved. PINK KNEES ON PALE SKIN is a comedy about orgies gone bad and a drama about marriage and regret.
Sarah Lemp | Jordan Tisdale | James Kautz | Vanessa Vache | Byron Anthony | Anna Stromberg | Nick Lawson and Selene Beretta
Set Designer: Alfred Schatz
Set Designer: Alfred Schatz | Stage Manager: Jamie Van Dyke | Costume Designer: Jessica Pabst | Lighting Designer: Keith Parham | Props Designer: Judy Merrick | Sound Designer: Phil Carluzzo | Original Music: Phil Carluzzo | Musician: Phil Carluzzo
“Even at their most over the top, Mr. Ahonen’s plays are notably earnest, especially in this work, which ponders a subject that resists ironic distance: sex.”
“A HIGHLY CHARGED PIECE OF ENTERTAINMENT.”
“Recalls Hollywood when it wasn’t afraid of dealing with adult issues.”
“Together the plays create an effect that lingers in the mind for days. They stimulate, shock, and disturb, and while the fourth wall never crumbles, the actors may as well be in your lap”