Juliana Francis, the Obie Award-winning actress best known for her work in the Richard Foreman plays Bad Boy Nietzche and Maria Del Bosco, will direct her own play Saint Latrice at P.S 122 in Manhattan.
The production—starring Jesse Hawley, Kevin Hurley, Beth Kurkjian, Marie Losier, Emily McDonnell and Lisa Quintela—opens Aug. 30 and runs through Sept. 29.
Latrice, not quite a saint, is a 13-year-old food demonstrator at a mall. She has a boyfriend, Bob, who is 40 years old, a carpet salesman and perhaps on his way to committing a felony. She also has private access to a trio of girl pop stars who only sing for her and sometimes aid her in saving the world.
The piece will also feature "Japanese conceptual fetish art, classic Christian allegories for children, a car wreck and a birthday party." And all for only $15.
P.S. 122 is located at 150 First Avenue in the East Village. Call (212) 477-5288. —By Robert Simonson