Soho Thinktank and Galapagos EVOLVE Series

present

a Working Man’s Clothes/The Thursday Problem production

in association with

Jeffrey Schulman

FUCKPLAYS

THE IMPOTENCE OF BEING ERNEST

By JOSHUA HILL, Directed by JULIE ROSSMAN

MARRIAGE PLAY

By BEKAH BRUNSTETTER, Directed by DIANA BASMAJIAN

ARMS AND THE OCTOPUS

By CASEY WIMPEE, Directed by ISAAC BYRNE

WOOD

By JUSTIN COOPER, Directed by STEVEN GILLENWATER

SHARPEN MY DICK

By GREG ROMERO, Directed by COLE WIMPEE

CANDY ROOM

By WILLIAM CHARLES MENY, Directed by THOMAS CARUSO

THE SADDEST THING IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD

By KYLE JARROW, Directed by MATTHEW HANCOCK

1.1-1.7

By ERIC SANDERS, Directed by STEPHEN BRACKETT

 

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Ohio Theatre, 66 Wooster St., Manhattan, March 28 – April 1, 2007

Galapagos Art Space, 70 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2007

Cast

(in order of appearance)

Adam Belvo – Charlie Wilson – Erin McCarson – Jared Culverhouse

Julian James Mohammed – Kaci Gober – Elizabeth Kensek – Eboni Hogan

Amy Lynn Stewart – Steven Strobel – Robert Funaro – Lucy Walters

Will Neuman – John Flynn – Alessandra Ziviani – Mark Thornton

David Mitsch – Molly Ward – Mick Bleyer – Michael Mason

Elliotte Crowell – Cole Wimpee – Nell Mooney

 

Pictured: Steven Strobel and Buckminster (WOOD); Photo: Reedfa

The FUCKPLAYS is a series of eight short plays featuring everything from the sublime to the ridiculous to the disgusting to the religiously philosophical. Though the program ranges in interest-grabbing content and execution, overall the event is a laugh-a-minute journey through the sexual oddities and curiosities of 8 sets of characters.

The show opens with the delightful THE IMPOTENCE OF BEING ERNEST, a witty homage to the Oscar Wilde inspiration about an Ernest with an erection, and closes with the outrageous and hilarious 1.1-1.7, a short study in a couple’s lewd and crude extra-relationship behavior. In between, we meet a  (L to R) Kaci Gober, Eboni Hogan, Elizabeth Kensek and Julian James Mohamed (ARMS...); Photo: Reedfacouple who virtually copulate over dinner (MARRIAGE PLAY), a suicide bomber who gets his comeuppance when he meets his virgins (and their poly-vaginas) in the afterlife (ARMS AND THE OCTOPUS), an unexpected, clever and uproarious threesome involving more than one inanimate object (WOOD), a darker, more brutal, unlikely mιnage a trois (SHARPEN MY DICK), a group of lascivious friends at a bar (CANDY ROOM) and a vicious one night stand that starts with a mutual interest in Patsy Cline, but ends with revenge (THE SADDEST THING IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD).

I had a great time at FUCKPLAYS. It is edgy, outrageous and fun, but it is also professionally executed. A team of skilled writers, directors and actors has come together, created a synergy, and delivers a program that unapologetically pushes boundaries. Bravo to that!

- Kessa De Santis -

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