Playwright Lee Wochner's Anapest has its world premiere production at NY's Samuel Beckett Theatre, Jan 16-Feb 1, opening Jan. 22.
Anapest is a post-apocalyptic play about three people with unique gifts: Jess -- who has the strange talent of knowing the current whereabouts of any object he's seen at least once; Oskar -- a man with an uncanny sense of smell; and Lucy -- who always knows what should have happened, but didn't. They are joined by a fourth man, with probably the most effective power of all -- the talent of knowing what people should be doing, then making them do it.
The title Anapest, is defined in Webster's Dictionary as a dactyl reversed, meaning, in poetry when a rhythmic measurement consisting of two short (or unstressed) syllables followed by a long (or accented) one.
Playwright Lee Wochner (Happy Fun Family, The Size of Pike, and Remember Frank Zappa) is founder and artistic director of L.A.'s Moving Arts, a company devoted to the work of new playwrights.
The production is directed by Eliza Beckwith and features Courtney Rohler, Jed Krascella, Jaime Heinlein, Glen Williamson, and James Raymond Sutton. Anapest is running Jan. 16 - Feb. 1, at the Samuel Beckett Theatre. For reservations or more information call (212) 229-7500.
-- By Sean McGrath