JCS’s production of Jake Shore's Holy Moly debuts at New York's Flea Theater August 3. The premiere is accompanied by the release of Shore’s novel, A Country for Fibbing, in which the central character writes the play Holy Moly.
According to production notes, the entire play is literally in the novel and essential to its narrative. “Many novels have entire sections that ‘read like a play.’ I’ve just taken this one step further by creating a new reading/viewing experience,” Shore says in a press statement.
Holy Moly, written and directed by Shore, will play the downstairs space at The Flea Theater through August 13. The story follows four young women behaving badly in New York City. The cast is made up of Jackie Abbott, Anamari Mesa, Erin Brownett and Morgan Patton.
Here’s how The Flea bills the new work: “Sue sings blues tunes to calm herself down…Tabitha thinks vigilantes are trying to kill her… Ella and Lisa need money and a ride home for Christmas…And when the four young women mix booze, cash and drugs they behave badly. In-between a romanticized romp and madness is Holy Moly.”
A Country for Fibbing is available on Amazon now: visit A Country for Fibbing by Jake Shore.
For more information and to purchase tickets to Holy Moly, go to theflea.org.