Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Co-produced with Edge Theatre
When a disgruntled misfit takes a job as an attack dummy in a women’s self-defense class, he finds himself mysteriously drawn to the repressed bookworm who’s beating on him. But all’s not well on the mean Midwestern streets of Bloggs: with local children vanishing at an alarming rate, our hero, his lady friend, and a motley assortment of poets, butchers, and punk librarians prepare to battle the darkness on the edge of town. A grim fairy tale with generous helpings of rock n’ roll karaoke by the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of Red Light Winter.
Scenic Designer: David Korins
Costume Designer: Miranda Hoffman
Lighting Designer: Ben Stanton
Sound Designer: Eric Shim
Production Stage Manager: Charles M. Turner III
Photos of (1) Paul Sparks and Heather Goldenhersh; (2) Ray Rizzo, Joel Marsh Garland, Michael Chernus, and Guy Boyd; (3) Ray Rizzo, Lucas Papaelias, Cheryl Lynn Bowers, Guy Boyd, Paul Sparks, and Heather Goldenhersh; and (4) Guy Boyd, Heather Goldenhersh, Joel Marsh Garland, Paul Sparks, and Michael Chernus by Joan Marcus.
Adam Rapp is a fresh and muscular voice with no fear! The journey is full of ODDBALL JOY with an unabashed affection for bizarre and tragic humanity.—Linda Winer, Newsday
BRILLIANT! A first-class production, courtesy of director Carolyn Cantor and a terrific cast.—Dan Bacalzo, Theatermania