Amoralists' Bring Us the Head of Your Daughter Arrives Downtown March 31

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The Amoralists' world premiere of Derek Ahonen's Bring Us the Head of Your Daughter, about a Gramercy Park apartment thrown into chaos, begins performances March 31 at Performance Space 122.

Playwright Derek Ahonen
Playwright Derek Ahonen

Ahonen, who is Amoralists' resident playwright, also directs the premiere, which will officially open April 2 and play a limited run through April 24 at PS 122's 9th Space Theater.

Bring Us The Head of Your Daughter features Mara Lileas, Sarah Roy, Anna Stromberg and Jordan Tisdale.

The design team includes Alfred Schatz (set design), Jeremy Pape (lighting design), Ricky Lang (costume design) and the Hernandez Brothers (sound design).

According to the Amoralists, "Jackie and Contessa are far from the typical American family. One black, one Jewish, and both women, they have overcome years of alcoholism and self-doubt to remain loving partners. But when their absent daughter Garance is accused of cannibalism, their Gramercy Park apartment becomes a center of chaos. The phone rings relentlessly with bigoted threats, Contessa’s long-lost brother mysteriously reappears, and to top it all off, the alleged cannibal makes a grand entrance. Bring Us the Head of Your Daughter is a biting examination of an unconventional family and the outermost limits of familial love."

In recent seasons the Amoralists have presented Ahonen's The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side, Happy In The Poorhouse, Amerissiah and Chasing the Fantastic. Recently they took on Adam Rapp's Ghosts in the Cottonwoods.

Tickets are available by phoning (212) 352-3101 or by visiting PS122.

PS 122 is located in Manhattan at 150 1st Avenue at East 9th Street.

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The Amoralists is a theatre company that "produces work with no moral judgment by new and emerging playwrights. Dedicated to an honest expression of the American condition, their actor-driven ensemble explores complex characters of moral ambiguity."

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