Back in 1978, Caryl Churchill's comedy The After-Dinner Joke premiered as a teleplay on BBC 1 but has never been staged in the U.S.
That will change in October when the Currican Theatre hosts the recently formed Monster[less] Actor company and its production of Joke, directed by Victoria Pero and Marcus Geduld.
Churchill's play tells of a woman who leaves the corporate world to find even crazier logistics in the not-for-profit realm. As one character puts it, "It's most important not to come to the end of the financial year with too large a balance, or people will think we don't know what to do with the money."
According to spokesperson Miguel Tuason, further details on the run of Joke, beginning Oct. 10 and opening Oct. 16, are expected shortly.
The After-Dinner Joke will have a design team that consists of George Xenos on scenery, Tony Garfias on sound, Chris Fields on costumes and Chris Dallas on lighting. -- By David Lefkowitz and Harry Haun