UPDATE: Review by Robert Faires in the Austin Chronicle, June 14
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UPDATE: Feature by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin at the Statesman's Austin360.com Seeing Things blog, May 30
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by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Directed by Mark Pickell
Costume Design by Cheryl Painter
May 31st-June 23rd
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 pm
Hyde Park Theatre 511 W 43rd St (click for map)
"Sex to change the course of the world" -- with this line from a personal ad, marine biology grad student Jules lures journalism student Jo to his subterranean lab-turned-apartment, where he studies fish sleep cycles for signs of the apocalypse. And so begins one hell of a blind date, and a hilarious play. Rising American playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb tackles our fascination with myths about the origins (and end!) of life with this clever, sharp-witted doomsday comedy.
Jo – Katy Taylor
Jules – Brad Price
Barbara – Katherine Catmull
Peter Sinn Nachtrieb – Playwright is a San Francisco-based playwright whose works include boom (TCG’s most-produced play 2009-10), T.I.C. (Trenchcoat In Common), Hunter Gatherers (2007 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award, 2007 Will Glickman Prize), Colorado,and Multiplex. His work has been seen Off-Broadway and at theaters across the country including at Ars Nova, SPF, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Seattle Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Public Theatre, Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep, Wellfleet Harbor Actor’s Theatre, Dad’s Garage, and in the Bay Area at Encore Theatre, Killing My Lobster, Marin Theatre Company, Impact Theatre, and The Bay Area Playwrights Festival. He is under commission from South Coast Repertory and American Conservatory Theater, and is a Resident Playwright at the Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco. He holds a degree in Theater and Biology from Brown and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. He likes to promote himself online at www.peternachtrieb.com.