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Jeremy O. Harris; photo by Zack DeZon

A Boy's Company Presents: "Tell Me If I'm Hurting You"

Mainstage Theater

Written by Jeremy O. Harris
Directed by Dustin Wills
Choreographed by Jack Ferver

Jody Falco and Jeffrey Steinman Emerging Playwright Commission
World premiere

He plundered my insides / and made my organs / my innards / rearrange / after one slip of his rapier: / one utterance / of / “I love you.”

Vinny meets Baby Boy, setting in motion an erotic dream-journey that begins with a rush of passion — and ends, inevitably, soaked in blood. In this gilded, hyperqueer revenge fantasy from the transgressive Jeremy O. Harris, a young man dances headlong into this downward spiral, finding the intractable unity of love and violence. Riffing on Jacobean tragedy with a lush, rococo palette, A Boy’s Company Presents: “Tell Me If I’m Hurting You” is a pageant of self-destruction and renewal, a technicolor ballet pitched against the anguish of a broken heart.