Performances begin October 22 at the New Ohio Theatre for the world premiere of Mia Chung's Catch as Catch Can. In the new play, six characters are brought to life by three actors—Jeff Biehl (Machinal), Michael Esper (Lazarus), and Jeanine Serralles (Don’t You F***ing Say A Word)—playing across gender and generation.
The Page 73 production is directed by Ken Rus Schmoll (Judy, Grounded). Opening night will be October 31 for a limited run scheduled through November 17.
Set in working class New England, Catch as Catch Can tells the story of two families that have weathered the good and the bad side by side. One person’s homecoming sets off a spiraling crisis.
Biehl plays Robbie/Roberta, with Esper as Tim/Theresa, and Serralles as Lon/Daniela.
Chung's plays include You for Me for You and This Exquisite Corpse. You for Me for You had a U.K. premiere at the Royal Court Theatre, a U.S. premiere at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in D.C., and multiple productions around the country.
Page 73 is now in its 20th year of supporting early-career playwrights producing their professional debuts in the city. Past premieres include the work of Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes, Sam Hunter, Clare Barron, and Leah Nanako Winkler, among others.
For more information and tickets to Catch as Catch Can, visit Page73.org.