"Ain't I society, you say. You ain't seen nothing yet hardly." Obie Award-winning Director Jim Simpson and his new theatre company, The Furballs, handle "Mad Potatoes," "The arcane X" and a nuclear apocalypse all through the trappings of bad language in Mac Wellman's Cellophane, Jan 22-Feb 1, at NYC's House of Candles.
Cellophane is being presented in conjunction with The Mac Wellman Festival, curated by Tim Ferrell, celebrating more than 20 years of Wellman's playwrighting. Other plays in the festival include Sincerity Forever, 7 Blowjobs, Harm's Way and the New York premiere of Cat's Paw, (also directed by Simpson).
Simpson won a 1989/90 Obie Award for directing Wellman's Bad Penny, the same year that Wellman won an Obie Award for Best New American Play for Bad Penny, Crowbar and Terminal Hip.
Cellophane will be running at House of Candles, Jan. 22-Feb. 1. For reservations call (212) 420-1466.
-- By Sean McGrath