The creatively titled black comedy Egyptian Rat Screw asks the question "What if Big Brother was more like your big brother?" in its New York debut at the Mint Space July 12-21. Karina Miller directs.
A Hopwood Award winner, Egyptian Rat Screw pits Joe Average government interrogator Elton, on his way to a promotion, against Vic, who is held captive by a secret agenda involving a truth those in charge want no one else to know. Elton and Vic then "face off on their confliciting paths to truth, justice and what to say after someone says 'thank you.'"
Playwright Jason Lindner is currently a Master of Fine Arts student at the Yale School of Drama. He is an actor (Yale's Art and Endgame) and the author of The Gog/Magog Project, set for produciton this summer in Oklahoma.
Egyptian Rat Screw features Matt Clifford, Heaher Dilly, Peter Katona, Paul Molnar and Jonathan Sale.
Tickets are $15. The Mint Space is located at 311 West 43rd Street. For reservations, call (212) 206-1515. — By Christine Ehren