For the past three weeks, the McCarter Theater of Princeton, NJ, has been Not Suitable for Children, thanks to playwright Doug Wright. From Jan. 13-30, Wright's grisly trio of one-acts are being performed on the McCarter's mainstage, transformed into a 120-seat theatre for the occasion. Remaining performances are sold out, according to a box office spokesperson..
As for the plays, first up is "Lot 13: The Bone Violin," about a musical prodigy who pushes his talent just a little too far. "Baby Talk," the next play, is about a pregnancy gone wrong. Finally, in "Wildwood Park," a buyer looking at a new house becomes consumed by the crime which once took place on the premises.
Wright directs a cast made up of edgy, Off-Off-Broadway talents, including Joanna P. Adler (Benita Canova), Tom Nelis (various Anne Bogart and Laurie Anderson projects) and Jefferson Mays (Wright's own Quills). Also in the cast are Olivia Birkelund (CSC's The Misanthrope) and Jonathan Walker (MCC's Angelique).
For information on Not Suitable For Children at McCarter Theatre, call (609) 258-2787.
--By Robert Simonson
and David Lefkowitz